L’ADIEU À LA NUIT
(FAREWELL TO THE NIGHT)
November 25, 6:15 p.m.
Drama | 103 min |North American Premiere
18 years and older
Muriel farms horses and owns an almond plantation. When her grandson comes to visit her for one last time before he leaves for Canada, she learns that he has dark secrets.
Deneuve is effortlessly compelling as an unflappable embodiment of tough love – and perhaps, symbolically, of enduring traditional French values – and Klein, so strong in Being 17 as well as Joachim Lafosse’s Keep Going, brings ample nuance to Alex’s tormented confusion and brusque detachment. Oulaya Amamra, breakthrough star of Houda Benyamina’s Divines, is also strong, playing on Lila’s emotional and cultural contradictions, and cinephiles will appreciate a small but peppery role from veteran director-actor Jacques Nolot.
— Jonathan Romney, ScreenDaily