The Thorn in the Heart

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Part of “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2010.”

A filmmaker better known for his brilliant rendering of fantasy, Michel Gondry ventures into family history in this quietly affecting portrait of his aunt, schoolteacher Suzette Gondry, and her eccentric, problematic son, Jean-Yves. A veteran of rural schools across the Cevennes region, the matriarch of the extended Gondry family carries a sadness behind her confident demeanor about her relationship with the directionless Jean-Yves, now approaching middle age.

  • Country France
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 86 minutes
  • Director Michel Gondry