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After the New Wave
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All the Mornings of the World

Tous les matins du monde

Directed by Alain Corneau
France, 1991
Biography, Drama, Romance
  • French
  • English
After the New Wave


After his wife dies, the 17th century viola da gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe isolates himself and dedicates his life to music and his daughters. One day a young man arrives with a request: he wants to be taught how to play the viola. A romance soon starts with his tutor’s daughter.

Our take

Long before Whiplash, Corneau explored a similar story of the musician Marin Marais and his tutelage by the cantankerous Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe. The two are movingly played by the late Guillaume Depardieu and his father Gérard, who in tandem articulate a brilliant soul in this ode to creation.

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Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1992 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

César Awards

1992 | 7 wins including: Best Film

1992 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor

Prix Louis Delluc

1991 | Winner: Prix Louis Delluc

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