Catherine Deneuve puts multiple layers of emotional meaning into her role as a reluctantly aging ex-beauty queen. Which she more or less is. As jilted, distraught restaurateuse Bettie, La Deneuve wanders all over France with her estranged grandson (Nemo Schiffman), trying to connect the dots of her ruptured family. Every character in director Emmanuelle Bercot’s gentle family drama gets in touch with everyone else’s feelings, but Bettie is the only one we really care about. The tone is realistic, with added sugar. Camille, Mylène Demongeot, and Paul Hamy costar. Screenplay by Bercot and Jérôme Tonnerre (113 min.).
Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
Producer: Christine De Jekel, Olivier Delbosc and Marc Missonnier
Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Claude Gensac, Paul Hamy, Mylène Demongeot, Hafsia Herzi, Nemo Schiffman, Gérard Garouste and Camille