30.09. - 09.10.2021

Granny's Funeral France 2012 | 100 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Bruno Podalydès

Bruno Podalydès (*1961) works as an author and director. His first film Dieu seul me voit (Versailles-Chantiers) (1992) won a César for best debut. It was followed by films like Le Parfum de la dame en noir (2005).

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Armand's life is in chaos. His marriage is over, but his melancholy wife can only separate in stages. This riles his fiery lover Alix. Torn between two very different women, Armand seeks refuge in his private passion: magic. Then a third woman enters his life: his grandmother Berthe. She's dead and Armand has to organize the funeral.He prefers the cheaper cremation option and discovers two men in Paris that specialize in animal cremation and make urns out of thermos flasks. His mother-in-law suggests an expensive, kitschy alternative. But for Armand, another question is becoming more important: who exactly was Berthe? He begins researching and turns up some surprising answers. A turbulent tour of last resting places, as funny as it is macabre.
Original title: Adieu Berthe - l'enterrement de mémé
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: French
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Bruno Podalydès
Screenplay: Bruno Podalydès, Denis Podalydès
Cast: Denis Podalydès, Valérie Lemercier, Isabelle Candelier, Bruno Podalydès, Michel Vuillermoz, Samir Guesmi, special guest appearances Catherine Hiegel and Pierre Arditi
Producer: Pascal Caucheteux
Director of Photography: Pierre Cottereau
Production Design: Guillaume Deviercy
Editor: Christel Dewynter
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Production: Why Not Productions; France 3 Cinema


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