A stormy reunion between scriptwriter Lumir with her famous mother and actress, Fabienne, against the backdrop of Fabienne's autobiographic book and her latest role in a Sci-Fi picture as a mother who never grows old.
Fabienne is a star; a star of French cinema. She reigns amongst men who love and admire her. When she publishes her memoirs, her daughter Lumir returns from New York to Paris with her husband and young child. The reunion between mother and daughter will quickly turn to confrontation: truths will be told, accounts settled, loves and resentments confessed.Written by
Early on, Deneuve's movie star character is being interviewed by a magazine journalist who asks boring, pedestrian questions. She comments that the film (within a film) that she is making will not be a major one. That goes for the actual film as well. The old stars play their parts deftly and confidently, hitting their marks every time. But that pales in comparison to what they did in their respective heydays. For anyone who knows those classic movies, this one is highly interesting. I hope it is their way of saying farewell, before making way for newer talent. The stand-out in this film is Clémentine Grenier, a child actress so young that she still has all her baby front teeth. By stealing scenes left, right and center, she shows the elderly actors up. C'est la Vie!
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