Original title: A Christmas Tale Director: Arnaud Desplechin Screenplay: Arnaud Desplechin, Emmanuel Bourdieu Director of Photography: Eric Gautier Editor: Laurence Briaud Music: Grégoire Hetzel Country: France Year of production: 2008 Length (min): 143 Language: French Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Wild Bunch Section: Profil: Arnaud Desplechin
Abel and Junon survived a harsh trial in their youth when their oldest son, Joseph, died from a serious genetic disease. Many years have passed and the relationships within the family have become tense. The family meets for Christmas to find out that the matriarch, Junon, is sick too, and only a transplant can save her. Is there a suitable donor? This elaborate family drama is one of the best and most personal films by Desplechin.