Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
I watched this movie at the Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival) earlier this year and the movie struck a chord with me. Not the theme/story of the movie, but the way it was filmed and (dare I say?) edited. For some the word edited might be as far a stretch as to call this movie fast moving. It'll even be an understatement to say it's slow moving, so be warned!
The shots are long (watching a character moving from the left screen edge to the right screen edge and beyond might be tough for some viewers. But after the initial resent at the beginning of the movie and if you can let yourself indulge the tranquility of the film, you might enjoy it! Just don't expect anything fancy or anything major revealing (plot twists etc.) and you'll have a nice, quiet and pleasant viewing. While it dares to be different (as some other movies, that I have voted in a more bad way), this does not only promise us something, but it delivers.
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