Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Christmas Tale (2008)

A Christmas Tale / Un Conte de Noel (2008)

Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Starring: Catherine Deneuve, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny
Duration: 150 min.
Rating: 7.1/10

The Vuillard family is no stranger to physical/mental illness, loss, and banishment. But when the matriarch becomes in need of a transplant, the whole family is forced to come together, emotional baggage and all, just in time for Christmas.


A Christmas Tale by Arnaud Desplechin, is a brilliantly touching, funny and dazzling film.  Like a French version of The Royal Tennenbaums, the film centers around a unique family of interesting if not charming characters each with their own issues and quirks.  The ensemble cast is terrific, highlighted by the matriarch of the family played by Catherine Deneuve.  Those looking for an unconventional and unpredictable Christmas film will find A Christmas Tale a satisfying experience.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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