The House By the Sea (12A)
Dir: Robert Guediguian
Cast: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
Fr, 2018, 107 mins, French dialogue with subtitles
When Maurice suffers a stroke, his middle-aged children come back to the family’s seaside villa near Marseille. While tending to their ailing father the siblings talk about their childhood and their mistakes later in life, slowly renewing the bond they once shared. A hopeful, touching drama about accepting past regrets and facing the future with a renewed outlook, told with great humanity and a good dose of French charm.