Adapted from the novel by David Foenkinos, this touching intergenerational comedy-drama is Jean-Paul Rouve’s (Those Happy Days) fifth feature as director.
Sixty-two-year-old Michel (Michel Blanc, Les Bronzés) has just lost his father and is retiring from a 40-year career working for the French postal service. When his mother Madeleine (Annie Cordy, Crime is our Business) falls and hurts herself in her Paris apartment, Michel and his two brothers decide to take her to a retirement home.
Luckily for Madeleine, her 23-year-old grandson Romain (charming newcomer Mathieu Spinosi) regularly comes to visit her, bringing a bit of joy and insouciance to her gloomy surroundings. One day, Michel receives a call from the home’s manager (Audrey Lamy, also starring in this year’s Festival film Thanks to My Friends): Madeleine has run away. When Romain receives a postcard from his grandmother, he takes to the road to find her.
This warm movie is a gentle reminder that life goes way too fast and that there should be no room for regrets, only memories – especially with our loved ones.
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