SPOTLIGHT

BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD

Directed by Marion Vernoux
FEATURE NARRATIVE 95 Minutes US Premiere
FILM GUIDE BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD
In this sophisticated French drama, a woman in her 60s (film icon Fanny Ardant, 8 Women, Confidentially Yours) falls for a much younger man (Laurent Lafitte, Little White Lies), her computer teacher at the local seniors’ club. As she finds herself courting danger—taking her young lover to places they could easily be discovered by her husband (Patrick Chesnais, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)—she must decide if her retirement will mark the end for her marriage, or a new beginning. Director Marion Vernoux constructs a subtle and sultry vision of a woman struggling to evaluate the role she has played for others versus the life she wants for herself.

-Ashley Havey
Female Director(s), Comedy, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
About the Director(s)
Marion Vernoux was born in Montreuil-sous-Bois, France. In 1990, she wrote the screenplay for Bernard Schmitt's Pacific Palisades. Her directorial credits include Personne ne m'aime (1994), Rien à faire (1999), Reines d'un jour (2001), À boire (2004), and the current Bright Days Ahead (2013).

Film Info
  • Section:
    Spotlight
  • Year:
    2013
  • Length:
    95 minutes
  • Language:
    French
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    US
Cast & Credits
  • Director:
    Marion Vernoux
  • Editor:
    Benoit Quinon
  • Cast:
    Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais
  • Producer:
    Francois Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne, Juliette Renaud
  • Screenwriter:
    Fanny Chesnel, Marion Vernoux
  • Cinematographer:
    Nicolas Gaurin

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