BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD (LES BEAUX JOURS)
- BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD
- (LES BEAUX JOURS)
- 2013, Marion Vernoux France, 94 min.
- With Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais
"Tender and terrifically cast...with Ardant
showcasing the charms that made
her one of France's most seductive stars."
–Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
"Breezy...placing all the chips on the femme
star's undeniable, undimmed glamour."
–Dennis Harvey, Variety
The marvelously youthful Fanny Ardant, long the muse of French masters including François Truffaut and Alain Resnais, is more ingénue than cougar in BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD. Caroline (Ardant), a recently retired married dentist with mischief in her heart, finds the classes at a nearby seniors' club a stultifying bore until Julien (Lafitte), the randy young computer coach, makes the scene. A loopy lunch escalates into a hot affair with physical passion to burn, but has the down side of burning bridges when Caroline's patient husband (Chesnais) finally sees the light. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)