A Christmas Tale

A Christmas Tale
  • 2008
  • France
  • 2h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Arnaud Desplechin
  • Written by: Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu
  • Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny, Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuelle Devos, Chiara Mastroianni
  • Language: French

Another typically idiosyncratic, loquacious, stylistically ambitious and sprawling tragicomedy from director Desplechin. Superbly acted by an ensemble cast, all centring on a Christmas reunion where Catherine Deneuve's matriarch announces she needs a bone marrow transplant from one of her own relatives.

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A Christmas Tale

22 Jan 20093 stars

Kings and Queen and Ma Vie Sexuelle director Arnaud Desplechin's new film is another typically idiosyncratic, loquacious, stylistically ambitious and sprawling tragicomedy. Well acted by an ensemble cast, all centring on a Christmas reunion where…

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