Kings And Queen (Rois Et Reine) (2004)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.

France, 2004, , , , , , , , , .  Scenario and dialogue by , Arnaud Desplechin.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Toronto International Film Festival 2004.

and are both outstanding in this character epic whose tragic and comedic elements combine for an overwhelmingly humane experience. Devos plays a single mother who discovers her father is dying when she goes home for a visit and accompanies him to the hospital to check out a minor pain he’s been having. Meanwhile, her ex-husband (Amalric) has been checked into the psychiatric ward for his increasingly odd behaviour. The paths of these two individuals are reunited, but not necessarily in the way you’d expect; in fact, nothing about this movie is what you’d expect, and that along with the terrific direction (not to mention a cameo by the breathtaking Catherine Deneuve) will ensure your enjoyment of this very beautiful film.

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