57 - AURORE
Aurore (Agnès Jaoui), newly separated and unemployed, is soon becoming a grandmother. She’s afraid she’s “past her sell-by date”! A chance encounter with a long-lost love gives Aurore newfound energy, reinvigorating her life. Agnès Jaoui provides a sensitive, nuanced and prizewinning performance in an exceptionally luminous and intelligent film. Writer/director Blandine Lenoir was inspired by many of her own experiences, proving once again that “good comedy is tragedy mellowed by time”. Lenoir insisted that the film be shot far away from Paris (in the Atlantic Coast town of La Rochelle), sequestering and bonding director and actors, forming an ensemble acting cast in the creation of rare on-screen intimacy.