Daniel is schoolmaster of a kindergarten in a small French town. The local economy, which depended entirely on coal production, has been mired in a depression ever since the mines were ... See full summary »
An adolescent groupie (Isild Le Besco) zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol (Emmanuelle Seigner) after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, the film delves into the emotional dependency on both sides of celebrity culture.
Isild Le Besco,
Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent of medical staff and painkillers, she takes the time to remember the tumultuous love story she lived with Georgio.
Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the ... See full summary »
Alix and Doug were not supposed to meet, but they did. Alix was on a train bound for Paris where she was going to audition for a film, having just left Calais where she had performed in an ... See full summary »
Happily married with a daughter, Marc is a successful real estate agent in Aix-en-Provence. One day, he has an appointment with a woman to view a traditional country house. A few hours ... See full summary »
Were I a Casting Director in France and given an assignment to cast three middle-aged actors to play siblings, one male, two female, I'd go through several combinations/permutations before settling on Richard Berry (63), Emmanuel Devos (49) and Sandrine Kimberlain (45). As someone who has loved French cinema for many years, okay, a fan, who has watched and admired all three several times it would still be weeks before I would think of teaming them. Despite this they are more than convincing in the roles but then they are, of course, French actors, which is another way of saying the best there is. The film itself is ho hum City but the central performances hold it together. The siblings are of the kind that find it difficult to express their mutual love - ironically this condition has been identified as the 'English' disease
who come together for a funeral and struggle to express their sibling
love. That's really all there is to it but time spent with actors of this calibre is never entirely wasted.
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