Farewell to the Night

Farewell to the Night

Farewell to the Night

Catherine Deneuve is a plantation owner whose visiting grandson turns out to have a dark secret in this French drama from André Téchiné.

"Muriel (Deneuve) breeds horses in France and runs an almond plantation with her business partner from the Maghreb. A confident woman who spent her childhood and youth in Algeria, Muriel seems to enjoy a life that is both harmonious and fulfilled. She receives a visit from her beloved grandson Alex (Kacey Mottet Klein), whom she raised after his mother died in an accident. He is on his way to Canada, where he allegedly has a job. However, Muriel discovers that Alex has other plans – and a much more dangerous destination." (Berlin International Film Festival)

2019Rating: M, Coarse language.104 minsFrance, GermanyArabic and French with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

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The Age

The Age

(Techine) respects the larger mystery of personality, whereby contrasting threads are somehow braided together into the whole.

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Variety

Variety

Téchiné aims for a bit of character balance, but in the end, the film stumbles into the usual banal pitfalls and features some truly lamentable scenes.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Oddly ineffectual considering the explosive subject matter.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A well-meaning but awkward response to a theme that is inescapably vital at the moment...

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