French actress Fabienne, played by Catherine Deneuve and her daughter Lumir, played by Juliette Binoche, are ensconced in a film that has such great potential. Lumir, her husband and daughter have gone to Paris to discuss Fabienne’s memoirs. She had promised Lumir she could read it first, but, of course, she did not. It seems Fabienne made up some of her life to fit the story she wanted to tell. This is the life Lumir had lived, mom not there, but papa was.
Memories are not always correct is one lesson. The other lesson is that Fabienne does not want to change, and this film really has no storyline. This is a nice little family, never really talking to each other. Each person has their own perception of what life was like. I kept watching to see the story develop. A few emotions were spent, some understanding takes place, and, then....
A lot of smoking in this film, and drinking wine. A little truth is revealed, and some feelings opened. But it is the acting life that Fabienne loves, and it enters into all facets of her life.
Recommended For Some. prisrob 07-11-2020