Un Conte de Noël

Un Conte de Noël
               Genre: Drama, Comedy
  Like a who’s who of modern French film reads the appointment of Arnaud Desplechin’s Un Conte de Noël contest entry: in addition to Catherine Deneuve and her daughter Chiara Mastroianni are here Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Devos, Hippolyte Girardot, Melvil Popaud Anne Consigny and assembled in front of the camera . The film tells the story of a family whose Christmas shared under a heavy load is: Junon Vuillard (Catherine Deneuve) who is ill with cancer and needs a donor from their own family. During the Christmas holidays, the family moves from the shock of the disease closer together again after having a quarrel between the two sisters Elizabeth (Anne Consigny) and Henri (Mathieu Amalric) had been torn apart. But the road to reconciliation and healing physical and emotional malaise is steep and with conflicts and paved long-repressed aggression.

Skasa Ruprecht-white in the Stuttgarter Zeitung, has mainly been a film full of “Maladie, gezerf and hate extended family turmoil “true and ends his article by saying:” Desplechin Director makes the scenes dancing confused as erythrocytes and leukocytes in a diseased blood counts – at the end does the film body, as if he were completely eaten away from within. Not a pretty result .”

Lars-Olva Beyer at Spiegel Online notes that the Vuillard family Christmas, “a form of” collective punishment “medical” devices “and the film becomes a strange mixture of comedy and melodrama.” ( Expresses #)
Significantly positive Dominik Kamalzadeh the Vienna Standard: “Arnaud Desplechin’s Un conte de Noël shapes in two and half hours from a big family Christmas gathering a composition that is so rich in dramatic miniatures, comic outbursts and nuanced observations that it’s hard to believe that these figures are just invented. The film simulates the life but not naturalistic, as he puts it together hochkünstliches new formations and colored it while .”
High praise is also in the movie Martin Rosenfeldt on the website of ARTE: He describes the film as “cryptic and horizon” and compares the work of the director with a gifted musician, “What a great Jazzvirtuose Desplechin experiment stylistically with shadow theater puppets, slow motion, keyhole photographs and photo collages and backed this creative chaos even with the entire range of musical creation. Those who risked so much while his inner values and emotions compass remains true in the cinema of today can still win a lot. Maybe even a Golden Palm at Cannes .”

Lisa Nesselson of Screen International is also happy about the film and stresses to the “well-occupied, tragicomic ensemble film” especially the “crazy sometimes, but always believable humor.”

Derek Elley of Variety, the trade magazine Kameararbeit by Eric Gautier praised and noted that the film ” “.
was never boring to look at
Whether the film will find its way into the German cinemas, and so far has not been fixed yet.


Title: Un Conte de Noël Country of production: France Year of production: 2008 Length: 150 (Min)

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