From the 27th of april at Kino Engel
Ascaride, Darroussin, Meylan and Jacques Boudier, who plays neighbour Martin, have been acting together so long in Guédiguian films that their spontaneously nuanced interaction feels telepathic. The sense of having seen them grow older together is delicately played on in this story of mortality and reconciliation with the past. (…) Mediterrean settings and lore, as ever, add body to the drama.
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The village itself is a character. An obviously peripheral place that marks time by the gentle lapping of the tide and the occasional intrusive thunder of the trains on the bridge overhead going to and from nearby Marseilles. (…) With people gone, the village is a ghost town of summer rentals and the family bicker over their own ghosts, but slowly the spell of the place and the memories it holds come back. (…) By the end, there’s more sweetness than bitterness.
John Bleasdale / Cinevue
PLEASE NOTE: There’s no English subtitles nor English dialogue in the film!
La Villa / France 2017
Duration: 107 min
Language: French, subtitles in Finnish & Swedish
Script: Robert Guédiguian, Serge Valletti
DOP: Pierre Milon
Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Anaïs Demoustier
DCP source: Atlantic Film
Age limit: 7