This is so far the best movie we have seen at this year's festival. The actors are extremely good, the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat and the filming makes the best of the actors, the decors and uses a few tricks to get you even more involved in the action/fiction which is the fabric of the story directed by Francois Ouzon, famous for Potiche and 8 Women.
The main actors are Fabrice Luchini, who delighted us over the last two festivals with Potiche and The Women of the 6th Floor, Ernst Umhauer, a young german actor of 21, credibly playing a tortured/talented 16 year old, Kristin Scott Thomas, of 4 Wedddings and a Funeral fame and Emmanuelle Seigner - wife of Roman Polanski who gave her the leading role in Bitter Moon.
I won't spoil the story for you, but let's say that although the film ends with a hint of hope, it can be pretty sombre at times and hilarious at others - I hope you are not too keen on Modern Art, or you will have to take the jokes with a pinch of salt!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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