Les Bien-Aimés

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Christophe Honoré, 2011, France, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, 139 min, 35 mm, color
Music by Alex Beaupain
With Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel
In French with English subtitles

Nominee for Best Original Music, 2012 César Awards
Official selection, 2011 Cannes Film Festival

Christopher Honoré directs this musical drama about a mother and daughter navigating their love lives. Madeline (Catherine Deneuve) rekindles an affair from thirty years earlier, while her daughter Vera (Chiara Mastroianni) is caught between a commitment-phobe musician and her ex, who wants her back.

From one generation to another, from one woman to another, Christophe Honoré succeeds in a romantic and generous saga, a melody that has humor and knows how to take its time, even more mainstream than “Love Songs”.”Le Parisien