French Film Festival

By Helene Wong In Film

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21st February, 2013
They’re 60 years apart, but the classic comic genius of Jacques Tati in Mr Hulot’s Holiday hovers like a benevolent uncle over Granny’s Funeral, which begins as a tale of ordinary midlife blues before blossoming into a whimsical, magical take on romance. Both are among the comedies in this year’s programme. The Other Son is about two families, one Israeli, one Palestinian, with sons mistakenly switched at birth. Here, politics gives precedence to the personal, and a tight script, well-defined characters and fine acting track the fallout with moving sensitivity. Similarly, ...

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