Starring Catherine Deneuve and (her real-life daughter) Chiara Mastroianni, this sly and exquisitely romantic musical drama from the director of ‘On a Magical Night’ - spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter’s misadventures in love.

In the ‘60s, Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) leaves Paris to re-join her Czech husband Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic) in Prague, but his infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in the city lead her back to France.

Thirty years later we follow the romance of Madeleine’s daughter, Vera, who falls in love with a musician (Paul Schneider) in London who is incapable of devoting himself to her. Meanwhile, in Paris, a re-married Madeleine (Deneuve) has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (Milos Forman).

An elegy to femininity and passion with musical outbursts.

★★★★ “If Almodovar made a musical, it might look a bit like this” - David Hughes, Empire

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Runtime 135 Minutes
Release date 2011
  • Certification: 15