A Christmas Tale Poster

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

Distributors: IFC Films

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