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Looking For Hortense

4

A sophisticated Parisian drama

Kristin Scott Thomas is a highlight in this sophisticated Parisian drama from Pascal Bonitzer (SmallCuts). 

She’s Iva, a theatre director drifting apart from her lecturer husband Damien(a mournful-looking Jean-Pierre Bacri) and towards one of her actors. 

Damien has his own issues, not least a fractured relationship with his pompous father. 

But this is not entirely a melancholy mooch around middle-class malaise; there’s humour too, notably a sexual encounter with a Japanese waiter that shines a light on Damien’s teachings in Asian culture... 

A pleasingly intelligent picture. 

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