Noted French screenwriter Danièle Thompson makes her directorial debut with this lighthearted romantic comedy. After the December 21st funeral of Yvette’s second husband, she is consoled by the three daughters from her first marriage to Stanislas, a Russian-Jewish violinist. The oldest, Louba, lives with her father and makes a living by singing ballads in a Russian cabaret, Sonia is a fastidious middle-class housewife, and Yvette’s youngest, Milla, is a go-getting businesswoman. As Christmas celebrations gather steam, Louba learns that at age 42, she is unexpectedly pregnant by Gilbert, her married lover of 12 years. Meanwhile, Sonia develops a habit of taking five-finger discounts while shopping, and Milla takes up with a mysterious drifter who lives as a boarder in Stanislas’ house.
Avec / with :
Emmanuelle Béart, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sabine Azema