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Release Date: April 2nd, 2010

PG|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Michel Gondry chronicles the life of his aunt, Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves.

Director: Michel Gondry

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Oscilloscope Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Overall, the movie has the bantamweight feel of a really long DVD extra: Little details of the director’s ancestral stomping grounds are appealing, but don’t jell into something satisfying. show more

  • Should be intriguing to all who know the family, as well as to cineastes yonder at the arty film schools who will lap up its elliptical/self-reflexive style. Normal people will simply walk out on it. show more

  • The film is well-constructed, as one would expect from Gondry, but it offers little reason for anyone outside the family circle to care about dear old Tante Suzette. show more

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