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Familiar Grounds
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/10
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FAMILIAR GROUNDS

En terrains connus

Directed by Stéphane Lafleur
Canada, 2011
Drama

Synopsis

Life is not going very well for brother and sister Maryse and Benoît Bossé. Maryse and her husband Alain have grown apart; Benoît, the eternal child, still lives with their widowed father, and his relationship with single mother Nathalie is being sabotaged by her son.

Synopsis

Life is not going very well for brother and sister Maryse and Benoît Bossé. Maryse and her husband Alain have grown apart; Benoît, the eternal child, still lives with their widowed father, and his relationship with single mother Nathalie is being sabotaged by her son.

Our take

Infused with a deadpan sense of humor and flourishes of magical realism, Quebecois director Stéphane Lafleur’s impressionistic follow-up to Continental: A Film Without Guns is a study of misfit siblings in Francophone Canada. A winterland for dropouts, set to the sounds of scintillating synth-pop.