House by the Sea

  • 2017
  • France
  • 1h 47min
  • Directed by: Robert Guédiguian
  • Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
  • Language: French, Arabic

Angèle (Ascaride) returns to her family home on the Mediterranean coast to look after her ailing father, where she meets her brothers Armand (Meylan) and Joseph (Darroussin). Melancholy and mournful family drama with lots of heartfelt moments but a clumsy structure.

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The House by the Sea

7 Jan 20193 stars

Melancholic and heartfelt yet flawed family drama from French director Robert Guédiguian

The past acts like an unruly guest at a family gathering in The House by the Sea (La Villa). Robert Guédiguian's melancholic drama is marked by a wistful longing for earlier, better days and a reluctant, hard-won acknowledgement of the need to move on.

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