The Secret of the Grain
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 - Friday, January 23, 2009
A sensation that took the Critics’ Award and Special Jury Prize at Venice, then swept France’s Cesars, THE SECRET OF THE GRAIN paints a vibrant, heartfelt portrait of a family of North African immigrants settled in a small French port town. After decades at an unsatisfying shipyard job, patriarch Slimane decides to open a restaurant. It’s an uphill battle, but his conviction and persistence prove contagious, and his fractured family — ex-wife, children, current girlfriend and even her bright, outspoken daughter — rallies to support his dream.
- Country France
- Language French
- Rating NR
- Year 2008
- Running Time 150 minutes
- Distributor IFC Films
- Website http://www.ifcfilms.com/
- Director Abdellatif Kechiche
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