The Thorn In The Heart


A tender portrait of painful memories from Michel Gondry

Thorn In The Heart review

Between Be Kind Rewind and The Green Hornet, Michel Gondry stopped to make a bittersweet documentary about his aunt, filming retired teacher suzette as she revisited her old schools.

It’s initially slight, but the titular Thorn is soon exposed: Suzette’s strained relationship with her fragile son.

Typically ramshackle but less whimsical than Gondry’s usual, this tender portrait of painful memories makes for a touching companion piece to Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.

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