Arnaud Desplechin's wickedly funny and outrageous spin on the family reunion drama was nominated for the 2008 Palme d'Or.
Deneuve plays the matriarch who needs to gather all the family together not just for Christmas but for reasons of her own. As the disparate members gather together in the Northern French city of Roubaix, old tensions and affections re-awaken.
The cast give terrific performances, and Desplechin orchestrates them all to create an exciting and original film that had critics on both sides of the Atlantic entranced.
★★★★ “A film to ponder and to savour” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian