COMFORT AND CONSOLATION IN FRANCE / POUR LE RÉCONFORT (N/C 15+)
After squandering their inheritance while living la vie de bohème abroad, siblings Pascal (Pascal Rénéric) and Pauline (Pauline Lorillard)—scions of an old money, aristocratic family—return to their ancestral estate and their childhood friends in the Loire Valley. Awaiting them is a tidal wave of pent-up resentment as their presence unleashes the ire of all those in their orbit, in particular a bitter, virulently anti-bourgeois nursing home manager who will stop at nothing to see the pair humiliated. One of France’s most distinctive rising talents, Macaigne pulls no punches in this daringly iconoclastic tale of the clash between the haves and have-nots and the struggle for the soul of Europe.
Cast Emmanuel Matte, Pascal Rénéric, Laure Calamy, Pauline Lorillard, Joséphine de Meaux
Director Vincent Macaigne | 2017 | France | 91 mins
France hails Vincent Macaigne as the new Gérard Depardieu – The Guardian
London Ciné Lumière | Monday 12th November 18:30