Ever since she broke up with Nigel, Léna soldiers on through life the best she can with her two kids. She valiantly overcomes all that life can throw at her. But she has yet to confront the worst: her unstoppable family of do-gooders who have decided, no matter what it takes, to make her happy… —San Sebastian Film Festival
After moving to Paris in 1995, he wrote articles in the “Les Cahiers du Cinéma.” He started writing soon-after. His 1996 book Tout contre Léo (Close to Leo) talks about HIV and is aimed at young adults; he made it into a movie in 2002. He wrote other books for young adults throughout the late 1990s. His first play, Les Débutantes, was performed at Avignon’s Off Festival in 1998. In 2005, he returns to Avignon to present his latest creation, Dionysos impuissant, in the “In” Festival; Joana Preiss and Louis Garrel, who has acted in a number of Honoré films, played the leads.
A well-known director, he is considered an “auteur” in French Cinema. His 2006 film “Dans Paris” has led him to be considered by French critics as the heir to the Nouvelle Vague Cinema. In 2007, Les Chansons d’amour was one of the films selected to be in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.1 Some of his movies or screenplays (like Les filles ne savent pas nager, Dix-sept fois Cécile Cassard and Les… read more
Honoré blew me away with this film. I love his pretty parisian films, but 'Non ma fille' was like being taken away from one comfort zone and forced to face up to their problems. With Lena as a symbol for Honore it is just so personal in my opinion. Really made me question the direction of my life.... less profoundly than it sounds though.
No film review will be read more eagerly this week than Scott Foundas's piece for the cover of the September/October issue of Film Comment