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La vie de famille 1985

This is an affecting story about a father's attempts to mend the breaches in the relationship between himself and his 10-year-old daughter. Emmanuel (Sami Frey) is the father of Elise (Mara Goyet) by his first marriage, and the stepfather of an older daughter by his second marriage. He tries to make the best of both family relationships by taking off to visit his young daughter on the weekends, but that only makes his new family a little jealous -- especially his stepdaughter. She herself is confused about her own relationship with him. After a particularly emotional send-off one weekend, Emmanuel and Elise take a trip from the south of France into Spain, working on a film project. Through a series of round-about conversations, Emmanuel manages to open up a few channels of communication with Elise -- channels that expand even wider when he uses the technique of talking into her video camera to express thoughts and feelings that otherwise would have remained hidden.

Directed by: Jacques Doillon
Release date:1985-02-13
Runtime:95 minutes
Tagline:Childhood lasts a lifetime
Cast:
Sami Frey
Sami Frey
Emmanuel 
Mara Goyet
Mara Goyet
Elise 
Juliet Berto
Juliet Berto
Mara 
Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
Natacha 
Aïna Walle
Aïna Walle
Lili 
Catherine Gandois
Catherine Gandois
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