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CHRISTMAS TALE, A

France, 2008 (MIFF 2008, International Panorama)

Director: Arnaud Desplechin

CHRISTMAS TALE, A

"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.


D Arnaud Desplechin P Pascal Caucheteux S Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu WS Wild Bunch L French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008/150mins

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