This is a faithful adaptation of Christine Angot’s autobiographical novel published in France in 2015. Set between 1960-2000 it tells of Rachel (a fictional version of Angot’s mother) who grew up in a small town. She is a little naive and is overwhelmed by the more sophisticated Parisian Phillipe. Their romance is long-standing but inconsistent. It could be destructive for Rachel alone but their daughter Chantal has to cope with her parents volatility too. Wendy Ide, in The Observer, said of Catherine Corsini’s film: “an intimate and sensitively observed study of a mother-daughter relationship.”
This film is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.
Director: Catherine Corsini