An earnest retelling of the Gaullist myth of resistance.
In Jean-Pierre Melville’s sublime Army of Shadows (L'armée des ombres, 1969) the men and women of the French Resistance were less like Freedom Fighters and more like gangsters. They were as cruel and ruthless with each other as they were with the...
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...
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...
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...