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Films By 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 ... Read more
"The Blackfoot believed that dreams foretold the future. We think that dreams shed a little light on the past." ... Benicio Del Toro stars alongside Mathieu Amalric in this intriguing and subtle drama about an unconventional psychoanalyst and the broken veteran he hopes to heal. James Picard is a ... Read more
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 single mother, she oozes elegance and elan and is about to wed her third husband. Ismael is Nora's ... Read more
“Your past is exploding in your face."Filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin (whose film A Christmas Tale is also showing at MIFF this year) delves deep into his family's history in L'Aimée, an attempt to piece together the story of his relatives while taking apart their house. Clearing out the furniture ... Read more
Alluring and labyrinthine, The Sentinel, is a wholly original and intriguing espionage drama — a suspenseful exploration of the legacy of Cold War politics. ... At the centre of this intensely psychological thriller is a strange parcel which forensic student Mathias, finds in his luggage ... Read more
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