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French with English subtitles

Catherine Deneuve and her real-life daughter Chiara Mastroianni star in this sexy yet exquisitely romantic musical drama that spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love. In the '60s, Madeleine (Ludivine Sagnier) leaves Paris to re-join her Czech husband Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic) in Prague, but his infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in the city lead her back to France. Thirty years later we follow the romance of Madeleine's daughter, Véra (Mastroianni), who falls in love with a musician (Paul Schneider) in London who is incapable of devoting himself to her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine (now played by Deneuve) has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (Milos Forman). Full of visual delights, this widescreen homage to Jacques Demy's musicals is a moving exploration of the changing nature of relationships, with music by Alex Beaupain (Love Songs). Written and directed by Christophe Honoré (Love Songs, Dans Paris).