Director Emmanuelle Bercot will participate in a Q&A with filmaker Conor Horgan after the screening on Saturday, November 30th.
Catherine Deneuve relishes her central role in this offbeat road movie about Bettie, a former beauty queen who impulsively decides to abandon ship when she discovers her restaurant business is in dire straits and her lover has left her for a younger woman.
After a few days of wild abandon driving across Brittany, Bettie gets a call from her estranged single-mother daughter who asks if she can drive her son Charly across France to visit his paternal grandfather. The film really takes off at this point, with the electric dynamic between Deneuve and Nemo Schiffman, who plays the puckish Charly, producing some hilarious results. (Notes by Alice Butler.)
Official Competition, Berlin Film Festival 2013
Director’s Note: A terrific encounter between a director with an invigorating sense of liberty and Deneuve, so wonderful as a true free spirit.
This film is showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival (November 20th – December 1st, 2013).