• A Christmas Tale (2008)

A Christmas Tale

Release Date: November 14th, 2008

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

When steely French matriarch Junon (Catherine Deneuve) learns she has leukemia, she asks her children and grandchildren at the family Christmas gathering to see if they are eligible to become bone marrow donors. This causes deep friction in the family, especially between Junon's daughter Elizabeth (Anne Consigny) and son Henri (Mathieu Amalric), who already have a tumultuous relationship. Their mother's sickness also recalls the traumatic loss of their brother Joseph when they were children.

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric, Françoise Bertin, Laurent Capelluto, Anne Consigny, Emmanuelle Devos, Hippolyte Girardot

Director: Arnaud Desplechin

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinéma, Wild Bunch

Keywords: Mother, Son, Tense, Sacrifice, Growing up, Emotional, Touching, Death, Daughter, 2000s, Family, Rivalry, Moving

Similar Movies

Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train

French painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich (Jean-Louis Trintignant) dies, and a collection of his friends and lovers take the train to his funeral. Climbing aboard for the long trip are, among others, pill...

Happiness
Happiness

This dark ensemble-comedy is centered on the three Jordan sisters. Joy (Jane Adams) moves through lackluster jobs with no sense of purpose. Now employed teaching adults, she is dating a student, Russi...

Stream Online
In the Bedroom
In the Bedroom

Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler (Tom Wilkinson) is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New...

Stream Online