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A Week’s Vacation
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier • 1980 • France
Starring Nathalie Baye, Gérard Lanvin, Flore Fitzgerald
On the verge of an emotional collapse, schoolteacher Laurence (Nathalie Baye) takes a week off from work in order to figure out her life, reconnecting with friends and family as she wrestles with everything from whether she should continue with her job to whether she should have a child with her boyfriend. A beautifully simple slice-of-life portrait, A WEEK’S VACATION gives empathetic expression to the everyday doubts and anxieties that are at the heart of the human condition.