Un Air de Famille

In a French provincial town, Henri Menard (Bacri) runs the old family restaurant where the clan convenes every Friday night. This Friday, everyone's ego is in for a bruising. A subtle, breezy comedy of manners, Klapisch's follow-up to When the Cat's Away... may not have quite the novelty and charm of that work, but otherwise it's a fresh and unassuming treat. Based on Bacri and Jaoui's award-winning play, the film avoids staginess, less through studied adjustment, than by naturalistic observation, delicately turned characterisation and confident performances. Pity, however, about the 'silent' dreamy flashbacks.

Release details

Duration: 110 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Cédric Klapisch
Screenwriter: Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Cédric Klapisch
Cast: Jean-Pierre Bacri
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Catherine Frot
Agnès Jaoui
Claire Maurier
Wladimir Yordanoff
Sophie Simon
Cédric Klapisch

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Laura

This is the funniest performance by catherine frot and worth seeing just for the fun of it-

Laura

This is the funniest performance by catherine frot and worth seeing just for the fun of it-