The film is set in a small town in Provence during a rainy August. Following the death of her widowed parent, Agathe Villanova (Agnès Jaoui), comes from Paris to deal with the sale of the home where she and her younger sister were brought up. She is the author of a feminist best-seller, and a divorced film-maker Michel (Jean-Pierre Bacri), wants to make a TV documentary about her. Michel is having an affair with Agathe’s sister. His collaborator is a young Algerian hotel clerk, (Jamel Debbouze), whose elderly mother has worked for most of her life as a servant with the Villanova family. The film is a comedy of middle-class French life ’ examining culture clashes, puncturing smugness, exposing fault lines, finding strength in romantic and familial relationships and discovering an underlying sadness that stops some way short of tragedy.’ –Wikipedia
Agnès Jaoui (born October 19, 1964 in Antony, France) is a French screenwriter, film director, actress and singer of Tunisian Jewish descent. She frequently works in collaboration with her husband Jean-Pierre Bacri.
“I’m trying to beat Woody Allen,” said French filmmaker and actress Agnès Jaoui, whose work has often been compared to that of the New York laureate of manners and anxiety. Yet Jaoui wasn’t talking the quality or quantity of her movies. She was talking about therapy. So she is perhaps only partly joking when she says she hopes to outlast Allen for how long she can keep herself on the couch. Jaoui, 45, was in therapy for 12 years, stopped for a few years and has now been back at it for four. And she can tell that it’s helped with her filmmaking.
“Let It Rain” follows two hapless would-be documentarians as they try to make a film about successful women. Karim (popular French comedian Jamel Debbouze) is also a hotel receptionist, while Michel (Jean-Pierre Bacri… read more