The latest classically composed family drama from Robert Guédiguian (The Snows of Kilimanjaro) boasts much of this director’s trademark humanism and empathy for working-class lives. When their elderly father falls ill, a group of adult siblings reunite in the idyllic fishing town of their youth to consider their next steps. Once bustling, the town has become a relic, inhabited only by the elderly or out-of-town holidaymakers. The film is an elegiac, poignant meditation on growing older and of the passing of a traditional way of life.
(Notes by David O’Mahony)
Director’s Note: Reuniting with a number of his favourite actors, Guédiguian’s reflective and hopeful film is in tune with these times of local and global upheaval.
Main competition, Venice Film Festival 2017
Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2017 – November 15th to 26th.
Packages €45 for 5 films. €80 for 10 films. (Both packages exclude the opening film. Available in person or over the phone: 01 679 3477.)