A Christmas Tale

A Christmas Tale

Directed by Arnaud Desplechin • 2008 • France

In Arnaud Desplechin's beguiling A CHRISTMAS TALE (Un conte de Noël), Catherine Deneuve brings her legendary poise to the role of Junon, matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas after she learns she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. That simple family reunion setup, however, can't begin to describe the unpredictable, emotionally volatile experience of this film, an inventive, magical drama that's equal parts merriment and melancholy. Unrequited childhood loves and blinding grudges, brutal outbursts and sudden slapstick, music, movies, and poetry, A CHRISTMAS TALE ties it all together in a marvelously messy package.

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A Christmas Tale
  • A Christmas Tale

    Directed by Arnaud Desplechin • 2008 • France

    In Arnaud Desplechin's beguiling A CHRISTMAS TALE (Un conte de Noël), Catherine Deneuve brings her legendary poise to the role of Junon, matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas after she learns she needs a bone marro...

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  • Arnaud’s Tale

    In this exclusive new documentary, director Arnaud Desplechin and stars Catherine Deneuve and Mathieu Amalric discuss the making of A CHRISTMAS TALE.

  • L’aimée

    In 2007, Arnaud Desplechin made this hour-long documentary to record the selling of his family home. But L’AIMÉE became much more—an exploration of his father’s impressions of the mother he never knew. Portraying familial intimacy with fluid, unconventional filmmaking, L’AIMÉE in many ways antici...

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