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access CINEMA release Our Children opens in Irish Film Institute and Triskel Christchurch from Friday May 10th
access>CINEMA releases the Belgian drama Our Children (A Perdre La Raison) at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin and Triskel Christchurch Cork from today, May 10th. + more
Original title Les bien-aimés
Director Christophe Honoré
Enchantingly led by Catherine Deneuve and her real-life daughter Chiara Mastroianni, this sly and exquisitely romantic musical-drama from writer/director Christophe Honoré (Chansons D’Amour, Dans Paris) spans over four decades as it follows a mother and daughter’s twin misadventures in love.
In Paris, 1964, carefree young Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) steals a gorgeous pair of high heels, and whilst wearing them is mistaken for an escort— an error that signals the next direction her life will take. But she soon falls for and marries a suave Czech doctor Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic), leaving Paris for Praque. Thirty years later we follow Madeleine’s daughter, Vera (Mastroianni), a lovely but reckless young woman whose romantic life is no simpler than that of her mother. She has a sometime-lover Clément (Louis Garrel) but on a trip to London falls for an American (Paul Schneider), a man who’ll prove incapable of devoting himself to her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine (Deneuve) has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (now played by Milos Forman)…
Influenced by Jacques Demy but with style all his own, Honoré has made a film of many delights, not least of which is the sight of Deneuve’s character strolling through Paris, singing through tears and revisiting her reckless youth. -Alliance Française French Film Festival 2012
Running Time 138m
Christophe Honoré was born in Carhaix, France. He is a novelist, playwright and filmmaker. His films include My Mother (04), In Paris (06), Les chansons d’amour (07), La belle personne (08), Making Plans for Lena (09), Man at Bath (10) and Beloved (11).