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November 19, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Director Christophe Honoré
Cast Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Milos Forman
2011 I 138mins I Int sales Celluloid Dreams
After working with Chiara Mastroianni in his last film (Making Plans for Lena), Christophe Honoré in a stroke of inspiration has teamed her with her mother Catherine Deneuve as Madeleine and Vera (mere et fille) in his globe-trotting musical extravaganza with distinct shades of Jacques Demy. Based on several love stories set at different times, ambitiously it spans different cities over more than four decades from Paris and Prague in the Sixties to contemporary London and Montreal. Ludivine Sagnier portrays the stylishly haughty shoe saleswoman (and occasional prostitute), Madeleine, of the ‘60s,while Catherine Deneuve is the Madeleine of the ‘90s in her second marriage, but still has the occasional tryst with her first husband, played by Milos Forman. Chiara Mastroianni, is the adult version of her on-screen daughter, Vera, in the ‘90s and early 2000s. Like her mother in the film, she meanders in and out of the lives of the men she loves with all the frivolity, fun, bitterness and pain love possesses. Honoré working on a vast canvas compared to Love Songswith the same composer Alex Beaupain looks at how the passage of time changes realities related to emotions in a film that unashamedly wears its heart and its music on its sleeve.
Christophe Honoré will be in conversation at all three screenings.
London Ciné Lumière Fri 18 Nov 18:15 + Q&A
Edinburgh Filmhouse Sat 19 Nov 20:00 + Q&A