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The House by the Sea

Director: Robert Guediguian
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The film competed at several festivals; Venice, Toronto and San Sebastian.
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2017/ France107 min/ Drama
Original Title
La villa
SYNOPSIS
An old man, who lives nearby the shores of Marseille in his villa, gathers his 3 children by his side for his last days. When some unexpected guests arrive, the three sons find themselves forced to weigh up what they inherited of their father’s ideals.
CAST
Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
CREW
Screenwriter: Robert Guédiguian, Serge Valletti
Editor: Bernard Sasia
DOP: Pierre Milon
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Production Company(ies)
Agat Films / France 3 Cinéma / Canal+
Producer(s)
Robert Guédiguian, Marc Bordure
film festivals
film festivals Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Venice International Film Festival, Italy
film awards
film awards SIGNIS Award and UNIMED Award at Venice International Film Festival
Quotes

"The chemistry between the three main actors is effortlessly familial ... There is scarcely an unconvincing note struck throughout, but some of the relationships are almost too carefully mapped out, contributing to a repetitive feel"
Variety-Jessica Kiang

"[The film takes] things from an intimate and personal level to a global scale while skipping over an awful lot of things in between."
The Hollywood Reporter-Boyd van Hoeij

"One of his most satisfying recent films...The crisply scripted drama uses economical strokes to sketch themes of wider social change"
Screendaily-Jonathan Romney