Bettie, an attractive sexy sixty something, sees her life spin out of control with her failing restaurant and love relationship…. One Sunday in the middle of a busy lunch shift, she steps out for a short break, gets in her car and drives away… towards unknown adventures. On her road-trip through the heartlands of France, she encounters authentic local people who play opposite the great Catherine without batting an eye! Swaying between fiction and reality, Bettie’s life is revealed bit by bit here as Miss Brittany in 1969; still sexy (a hilarious one-night stand); there as an unfit mother; here as a grand-mother having a rough time with Charly, her loud-mouth grand-son. “This moving film, a gem itself in its humour, overflows with energy. If Catherine is outstanding in it, the quality of the performances by all the actors (including the tiniest protagonist) is such that the filmmaker can only prove that she excels at directing actors” (Nicolas Gilson). Fan or not of Catherine, one can only admire a virtuoso actor who debunks her own myth of the icy blonde icon. A stunning Catherine Deneuve! “Deneuve shines brightly, her beauty and warmth mirroring the gorgeous French settings” (Louise Keller).
LES RAQUETTEURS (14min) :
This short documentary records the celebration and ritual surrounding a snowshoe competition in Sherbrooke in the late 1950s
Director : Michel Brault and Gilles Groulx
Language : French (with English subtitles)
Country : Canada
Running Time : 14 min
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