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Actrices (France)

Directed by:
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Noémie Lvovsky, Mathieu Amalric, Louis Garrel, Marisa Borini
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Marcelline is an actress, haunted by her role of Natalia Petrovna, heroine of Turgenev's "A Month In The Country", which she is rehearsing with great difficulty. Marcelline tries to wash away her anxieties in a swimming pool with the help of a Glenn Miller tune. But it doesn't work. Nothing can stop time marching on, cruelly reminding her that she's forty and still without child. Ever astonished by a world to which - it seems to her - she has never found the key, Marcelline nonetheless seeks endlessly to communicate with all those around her... But what can truly help her understand what she is doing on earth? Her father's ghost, sitting magnificent on his lovely couch? Her mother, with her crazy perspective and love of boat trips. Or, much more simply, a kiss, one evening, from the youngest of the young leads?

Awards & Festivals: Special jury prize Cannes 2007 (Un Certain Regard)