A Christmas Tale (2008)
Director : Arnaud Desplechin
Cast : Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Anne Consigny, Jean-Paul Roussillon
Release Year : 2008Junon (Catherine Deneuve) and Abel (Jean-Paul Roussillon) are the parents of three grown children: Elizabeth (Anne Consigny), a melancholic playwright with a mathematician husband (Hippolyte Girardot) and a tortured teenage son, Paul (Emile Berling); Henri (Mathieu Amalric), the self-destructive black sheep, banished from family events by Elizabeth five years prior; youngest Ivan (Melvil Poupaud), the peacemaker, is married to the beautiful Sylvia (Chiara Mastroianni) and has two eccentric little boys; while a fourth - Joseph, the eldest - died from leukemia as a boy. When the disease reappears again in the family, all are tested to see who can be a donor, and then everyone - including lovesick cousin Simon (Laurent Capelluto) and Henri's girlfriend, Faunia (Emmanuelle Devos) - return home for a long Christmas weekend. All crowded again under the same roof, solidarity quickly - and hilariously - devolves into feuding, drunkenness and bed-hopping, as everyone struggles to make sense of the mysteries of family, life, and what lies ahead.
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DetailsGenre: Drama Year: 2008 Release Status: ReleasedRelease Date: 2008-05-21Production: Why Not Productions France 2 Cinéma Wild Bunch Bac Films Canal+ CinéCinéma Centre National de la Cinématographie C.R.R.A.V. Nord Pas de Calais Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais Sofica UGC 1 Language: Français Runtime: 152 min
Director: Arnaud DesplechinProducer: Pascal CaucheteuxDirector of Photography: Eric GautierOriginal Music Composer: Grégoire HetzelEditor: Laurence BriaudWriter: Arnaud DesplechinWriter: Emmanuel Bourdieu