Multi-tiered character study a joy to behold.
The convergence of three sad, special souls in a Parisian apartment block is the basis for a refined study in life affirmation in Mona Achache’s The Hedgehog, based upon Muriel Barbury’s best-selling 2006 novel L'elegance du herisson. Steeped in...
A moving and luscious film close to the perfect movie experience.
A Common Thread – or 'Brodeuses' (The Embroiderers), its original title – is the impressive feature debut by young French writer/director Eleonore Faucher. She presents an intimate look at the life of a teenager in a small country town.
An intriguing look at a woman\'s reluctant choice between the two great loves of her life.
Marie-Jo, Ariane Ascaride, is married to Daniel, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, a builder. They live together in Marseilles with their teenage daughter, Julie, Julie-Marie Parmentier. Marie-Jo helps Daniel with his accounts and works as a driver for the...
A superb multi-stranded film with an alarming insights and passion.
Guediguian weaves together a number of stories in the film. Firstly there`s Michelle, played by Guediguian`s wife Ariane Ascaride. She packs fish at night and comes home to her heroin addicted daughter Fiona, Julie Marie Parmentier, her...
A delicate depiction of romance between two thirtysomethings, in the tradition of great French cinema.
Marius and Jeanette is set in Estaque, a suburb of Marseilles where Jeannette, Ariane Ascaride, is a single mum who works at the checkout of a supermarket trying to make ends meet for her two very bright kids, who had different fathers (one...