Director: Arnaud Desplechin
"Desplechin's ambitious widescreen tale overflows with inescapable emotion." - Screen International
When Junon (Catherine Deneuve) and her husband assemble their oddball clan - all seemingly suffering from some kind of psychological or social malady - for Christmas celebrations, it isn't long before old family tensions and rivalries boil over.
With brother and sister Henri and Elizabeth (played by The Diving Bell and the Butterfly co-stars Mathieu Almaric and Anne Consigny) at each other's throats, Junon announces that she is suffering from a rare genetic disease, and will need a bone marrow transplant from someone in the family - but will anyone be willing to give?
Filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin's Kings and Queen featured at MIFF in 2005.
Arnaud Desplechin combines tragedy, farce, comedy and melodrama in his dense, deliciously eccentric [Kings and Queen]. ... Nora is Parisian bourgeoisie incarnate. A 30-something gallery manager and s… More »
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