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Belles Familles

FEATURE FILM 113'
Comedy drama

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A French expat living in Shanghai, on his way to London, takes a trip to his hometown that will change his life forever
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Directed by

Jean-Paul Rappeneau (Bon voyage, The Horseman on the Roof, Cyrano de Bergerac, La Vie de Chateau)

Starring

Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest hotel, The Blue Room, Jimmy P. Venus in Fur)
Marine Vacth (Young & Beautiful, My Piece of the Pie)
Gilles Lellouche (Diving, C’est la vie!, The Connection)
Guillaume de Tonquedec (What’s in a Name, Love me no more, Desperate Parents)
Karine Viard (The BĂ©lier Family, Poliss, The Skylab, My Piece of the Pie, Potiche,See How they Run)
Nicole Garcia (Going Away)
André Dussolier (Diplomacy, Beauty and the Beast, My Worst Nightmare, Micmacs, Tell No One, 36, A Very Long Engagement, Officer s Ward - Best Supporting Actor at the Cesar Awards 2002, Children of the Marshlands)
Gemma Chan (The Ryan Initiative, Submarine)

Production

Michèle & Laurent Pétin

2015 / Original language: French / Color / 2.40 / 5.1 / available in hd & 2k

On his way to London on a business trip with his beautiful Chinese fiancée, Jerome Varenne makes a stop in Paris to visit his mother and brother.
Over dinner, he learns that his childhood home, in the village of Ambray, is at the heart of an intricate legal conflict. So before heading to London, he decides on a whim to go to Ambray and straighten things out. But this detour results in an unexpected encounter that will reveal facets of his family Jerome never even suspected, and cast new light on his relationship with his late father. As he reconnects with a past he had forgotten, Jerome makes peace with his long-lost father. And on the way, he also finds true love.

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"French film at its best"
Illimité

"Elegant"
Studio Ciné Live

"A head-turner"
France Inter

"Romantic"
Madame Figaro

"Compelling"
Positif

"Irresistible"
La DĂ©pĂŞche du Midi

"Graceful"
La Charente Libre

"Magic"
Marie France

"Masterly work"
Technikart

"Outstanding"
Télé Matin

"Moving"
Le Point

"Marvelous"
Télé Loisirs

"Grandiose"
Le Parisien

"Exceptional" "It's a happy film - that makes you happy."
Marianne

"Brilliant"
Première

"Tremendous"
Planète Ciné

"Head-spinning"
Télérama

"Electrified"
ITélé

"Delectable"
TF1

"Touching"
France 3

"Subtle"
Les Inrocks

"Sublime"
DNA

"Upbeat"
Europe 1

"WHAT A PLEASURE!"
RTL

"French farce carried by an adrenalized cast." "A pure family farce"
The Hollywood Reporter

"The director’s most intimate project to date"
Variety

"A cleverly constructed comedy (boulevard theatre)"
La Presse / Quebec

"A clever mix of rhythm, comedy and romanticism"
France 2

"Impeccable casting" "This comedy is so good at talking about relations, both family and love"
Version Femina

"Staggering, delectable" "A glittering "actors' ball""
TF1 News

"A profound, brilliant and touching reflection upon family"
Premiere

"Jean-Paul Rappeneau has made his most moving film yet" "Astounding directing"
Le Point

"The kind of movie that reconciles us with filmmaking" "Fluid, refined, efficient directing of actors" "The story has infinite narrative richness" "A lesson in life and filmmaking"
Figaro Magazine

"An inspired and touching melancomedy"
Les Inrocks

"All of the actors are incredibly right on target in this orchestral piece custom-composed for them."
Elle

"You let yourself go to Rappeneau's mastery (his sense of madness and poetry and his love for his actors)"
RTL

"Brilliant direction of actors" "A royal cast"
La libre Belgique

"Effervescent as champagne"
Le Nouvel Observateur

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