Summer 1912. Since the death of his wife, Mr Ladmiral (Louis), an old painter
without genius, has been living with his servant Mercedes (Monique Chaumette).
Every Sunday, his son Gonzague (Michel Aumont), a simple man without ambition,
visits him with his wife and his three children. Irene (Sabine Azema), the dynamic
daughter of Mr Ladmiral in advance of her time, comes on one of these Sundays
and brings her joy. But soon she will go back to Paris and to her troubled loves,
leaving her father, who sees in her what he wanted to be, alone.
With this film, Bertrand Tavernier created an impressionist atmosphere that
recalls the paintings of Monet or Renoir. He succeeded thanks to splendid photography
and subtle direction. The interpretation is excellent, and the couple Louis
Ducreux - Sabine Azema is remarkable.
Awards: Best Direction, Cannes 1984
Please contact Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 373-0841/373-0265
for further details.
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Cast: Louis ducreux, Sabine Azema, Michel Aumont, Genevieve Mnich, Monique Chaumette
Music: G Faure, L Ducreux and M Perrone