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Published December 19th 2017
Heart-warming film about love, respect and family
This is a heart-warming film about love, respect and family. A breakout French hit from the Cannes Film Festival is showing in Perth at the Luna Palace Cinemas from the 26th December and is a good one to go see.
The light romantic comedy-drama is directed by French film director Carine Tardieu. This is what I would call a real feelgood romantic movie with a hint of comedy. The type of film where you can watch easily and feel good by the end of it.
Francois Damiens plays the loving kind-hearted widower Erwan, who at the age of 45, finds out by chance his father is not his father. This starts the story of his journey, not only to find his biological father, but to find himself.
With Erwan's own daughter, Juliette (Alice de Lencquesaing), is heavily pregnant and refusing to name or acknowledge who the father of her child is, he is in an emotional ride on wanting to know who his real father is while respecting the father who loved and raised him.
He hires a private detective, who tracks down his apparent real father in what I would say was record time, and this is where the journey of the story begins. A story wouldn't be any good though if you don't throw in a few twists and turns like a love interest with a whole lot of complications as well.
Erwan meets Anna, (Cecile de France) quite by chance and it is evident he is smitten by her straight away. He is forced to fight with his feelings for her when upon meeting who he believes is his biological father, Joseph, (Andre Wilms) and discovers that this is also Anna's father and possibly his sister!
I found this film easy to watch and had a few laughs and even a tear or two. It was enjoyable, though quite predictable, I still think it is one that is worth a look. The film is in French with the odd English thrown in and has English subtitles. I found I didn't notice the subtitles at all during the film and fell into watching quite easily.
Director: Carine Tardieu
Cast: François Damiens, Cécile de France, André Wilms, Alice de Lencquesaing,
Language: English and French with English subtitles