FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2019: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Cédric Kahn

FÊTE DE FAMILLE

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The screening on Saturday 16th will be followed by a Q&A with actor Vincent Macaigne.

Andréa (Catherine Deneuve in a beautifully nuanced performance) reunites her children at the family home to celebrate her 70th birthday. Joined by her two sons, Vincent (Cédric Kahn, festival guest of honour 2018) and Romain (Vincent Macaigne), what should be a nice get-together in an idyllic setting quickly escalates from tension to conflict. The arrival of Andréa’s daughter, the electric Claire (Emmanuelle Bercot), who three years after vanishing unexpectedly returns, reuniting with her teenage daughter Emma, whom Andréa has raised. Tensions heighten in this comedydrama as family neuroses test how deep their love runs.

Director’s Note: Cédric Kahn gathers a stellar ensemble cast to deliver a fascinating character piece, expertly oscillating between comedy and drama with crisp, insightful dialogue.

Official Competition, Venice International Film Festival 2019; BFI London Film Festival 2019

Screening as part of IFI French Film Festival – November 13th to 24th. Multi-film tickets available directly from the IFI Box Office: 5 films for €50, 10 films for €90.

Please note that due to the Club status of this film, only persons 18 years and over will be admitted to this screening.

101 mins • France • 2019 • Subtitled • Digital

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