Keswick Film Festival

Sunday 13th November 5:00 PM

Kings and Queen

Director: Arnaud Desplechin Country: France
Cert: 15 Year: 2004 Length: 152 minsLanguage: Subtitles
Autumn 2005

Audience Reaction

Score: 60.66% Attendance: 97


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Teeming with life, art, myth and madness, Desplechin's film is a careering modern relationships melodrama that undercuts the usual routines of French chamber cinema with left turns into ghost story, bedlam burlesque, cornershop shootout and even a madcap rap moonwalk.

The film knocks between two ex-lovers Nora and Ismael, whose lives have taken paths nearly as divergent as their outlooks on them. A jitterbug web of recriminations, wrong-footing revelations and the odd reconciliation, the film is enrapturing to watch, full of appositely grandstanding performances and tumbling improvisatory technique. Majestic movie-making

Nick Bradshaw, Time Out


anyone who loves intelligent French cinema . . will love this
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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