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Louis Garrel, Marion Cotillard, Hippolyte Girardot, Mathieu Amalric, Alba Rohrwacher and Charlotte Gainsbourg at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival photocall for the new movie 'Ismael's Ghosts' - Cannes, France - Wednesday 17th May 2017

Louis Garrel, Hippolyte Girardot, Arnaud Desplechin and Mathieu Amalric

Arnaud Desplechin, Kirsten Dunst , Laszlo Nemes - 69th Cannes Film Festival - Jury - Photocall at Palais de Festivals, Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Wednesday 11th May 2016

Arnaud Desplechin, Kirsten Dunst and Laszlo Nemes
Arnaud Desplechin, Kirsten Dunst, Laszlo Nemes, Vanessa Paradis, Donald Sutherland and George Miller
Arnaud Desplechin, Kirsten Dunst, Laszlo Nemes, Vanessa Paradis, Donald Sutherland and George Miller
Arnaud Desplechin, Kirsten Dunst and Laszlo Nemes

Video - Benicio Del Toro Arrives At 'Jimmy P' Premiere At 2013 New York Film Festival


The leading stars of 'Jimmy P: Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian' Benicio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric pose on the red carpet at the movie's premiere at the 2013 New York Film Festival alongside director and writer Arnaud Desplechin.

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Catherine Deneuve and Arnaud Desplechin - Catherine Deneuve and Arnaud Desplechin London, England - Gala Launch of Cine lumiere with the preview screening of 'A Christmas Tale' held at the Institut Francais Friday 9th January 2009

Catherine Deneuve and Arnaud Desplechin
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve and Arnaud Desplechin
Catherine Deneuve and Arnaud Desplechin
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A Christmas Tale Review


Extraordinary
French director Arnaud Desplechin returns to the U.S. three years after his last domestically distributed picture, Kings & Queen, bearing a gift of another sort in A Christmas Tale. Seeing release approximately a month before the titular holiday, like some Black Friday extravaganza, Desplechin packs all manner of cinematic devices, narrative theatrics, and filmic vernacular into this work of unimaginable generosity.

Only a few days before the sugar plums and wassail are set on the table, Junon Vuillard (Catherine Deneuve), the grand matriarch of a family of lunatics, is diagnosed with a serious case of lymphoma, the same disease that already claimed her eldest son Joseph. The film opens with her husband Abel (Jean-Paul Roussillon) mourning over his son with a startlingly breezy candor. Employing shadow puppets, the lineage of the Vuillard family in its current incarnation is explained, leading to Ivan (Melvil Poupad), the youngest of Junon's children.

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Arnaud Desplechin - Friday 10th October 2008 at Ziegfeld Theatre New York City, USA

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Arnaud Desplechin

Kings & Queen Review


Extraordinary
Sometimes it's nice to be small. We can all suck up and lick our lips at multi-narrative wonders like Short Cuts, Magnolia, and Sunshine State, but there is something to be said for simplicity in story and complexity in character. Arnaud Desplechin's Kings & Queen has the grandeur of P.T. Anderson and Robert Altman, but has the loose charm and intoxicating spontaneity of Truffaut and Godard.

We start out looking at Nora (Emmanuelle Devos), being interviewed by someone. She talks about her OK life with nonchalance and a nervous smile. Her job as a gallery owner seems boring, but financially substantial enough to allow for her to go visit her cancer-ridden father (Maurice Garrel) and try to pawn off her 10-year-old child, Elias (Valentin Lelong), on Ismael (Mathieu Amalric), her second husband and Elias' main father figure besides Nora's own father.

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Esther Kahn Review


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They say that even the most accomplished actor still has something to prove, that no matter how much adoration he might receive, there is always some sacrosanct person or place where the performer turns to face critical judgment. Esther Kahn, directed by Arnaud Desplechin, is the story of a young actress who battles those harsh demons in order to achieve a sense of accomplishment.

Raised in tenement housing in late-19th century London and forced to live the suppressed life of a sweatshop laborer in a Jewish slum, Esther Kahn (Summer Phoenix) uses the theater as an escape from the harsh realities of everyday life. As a child, her brother and sisters find her awkward because of her abnormal silence and infatuation with the low-budget Yiddish performances put on by the local neighborhood troupes. As the family outcast, she internalizes all the loathing she receives from her mother (Frances Barber) and family, which leads to a desperate search for her place in the world.

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A Christmas Tale Movie Review

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