Un Air de Famille


Time Out says

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

110 mins

Cast and crew

Cédric Klapisch
Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Cédric Klapisch
Jean-Pierre Bacri
Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Catherine Frot
Agnès Jaoui
Claire Maurier
Wladimir Yordanoff
Sophie Simon
Cédric Klapisch
You may also like