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Lumière

Directed by Jeanne Moreau
France, Italy, 1976
Drama

Synopsis

Sarah, an actress nearing 40, has invited the woman who has been her best friend for 16 years and two younger women to her vacation retreat in Provence. There are the simple pleasures of lounging in adjacent hammocks, the sun, the food, conversations about men.

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Lumière Directed by Jeanne Moreau

Critics reviews

A mark of originality—and of modernity—in cinema is a director’s approach to performance, and from the start, Moreau, as a director and a screenwriter, reveals a distinctive way with her own performance as well as the others onscreen. Surprisingly, refreshingly, and revealingly, for a movie made by an actor in which that actor stars, it’s no bravura showcase, no feast of technique or display of virtuosity; it’s a calm, lyrical melodrama with an air of lightness and grace, a survivor’s story.
August 08, 2017
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