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According to Her (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 March 2018 (USA)
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Love, motherhood and a musical career strike dissonant chords in this dark tale of a young Russian woman who tries to keep her balance among wealthy French expats in New York.

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Estelle Artus

Writer:

Estelle Artus (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Irina Abraham ... Veronica
Pascal Yen-Pfister ... Paul
Eloise Eonnet ... Amanda
Pascal Escriout ... Gael
Nathalie Bryant ... Adele
Vincent Verdi Vincent Verdi ... Jacques
Jean-Francois Poirier ... Denis
Michelle Pichon Michelle Pichon ... Bouz
Neyssan Falahi ... Romain
Roxane Revon Roxane Revon ... Lydia
Snezhana Chernova ... Veronica's mother
Valéry Lessard ... The Bartender
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Aldrich Ron Aldrich ... Guest
Hélène Godec Hélène Godec ... Chloe
Alexandra Gutman Alexandra Gutman ... Walk-on
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Just before reaching the pinnacle of fame and freshly arrived in New York from Russia, Veronica happily gives up her career as a pianist to raise her son. Despite constant pressures from her husband Paul, a French stockbroker, she retreats into an indefinite hiatus from performing while fully enjoying her role as a mother. But without a salary or an independent work identity, Veronica's dependency on Paul grows and a sense of personal dislocation sets in. The question of going back on stage arises more painfully when she meets Amanda, an alluring, promising, and younger pianist from Paris, who soon falls for Paul.

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English | Russian | French

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19 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mère See more »

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Myriade Films See more »
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1.78 : 1
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According to Her premiered on the west coast at Cinequest Film Festival before heading to India International Film Festival and Moscow International Film Festival among others. It gathered a Best Producer award for Estelle Artus and a Best Music award at Brooklyn Film Festival. See more »

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Adele: In this country what you do defines who you are. Anybody can raise a child but not anybody can play piano like you do.
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French title: Mère Patrie See more »

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Stays in your mind
25 April 2017 | by agataduchampSee all my reviews

As someone said in a previous comment there is a lot of humor so you are fairly entertained but at the same time the world depicted in this film is ice cold. It's a great contrast which I don't remember having seen in films in a while. One minute you laugh and the minute after you are tacking aback by the nastiness of the dialog and the sadness of the situation. Living with expatriates is no fun apparently. The end is very surprising and I keep thinking about it. Actors are good, specially the main actress and a male small second role whose name escapes me. I also loved the way New York is shown. It stays in your mind.


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