Farewell to the Night

Farewell to the Night

Farewell to the Night

Catherine Deneuve is a plantation owner whose visiting grandson turns out to have a dark secret in this French drama from André Téchiné.

"Muriel (Deneuve) breeds horses in France and runs an almond plantation with her business partner from the Maghreb. A confident woman who spent her childhood and youth in Algeria, Muriel seems to enjoy a life that is both harmonious and fulfilled. She receives a visit from her beloved grandson Alex (Kacey Mottet Klein), whom she raised after his mother died in an accident. He is on his way to Canada, where he allegedly has a job. However, Muriel discovers that Alex has other plans – and a much more dangerous destination." (Berlin International Film Festival)

2019Rating: M, Offensive language104 minsFrance, GermanyArabic and French with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema
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Variety

Variety

press

Téchiné aims for a bit of character balance, but in the end, the film stumbles into the usual banal pitfalls and features some truly lamentable scenes.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Oddly ineffectual considering the explosive subject matter.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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A well-meaning but awkward response to a theme that is inescapably vital at the moment...

Variety

Variety

press

Téchiné aims for a bit of character balance, but in the end, the film stumbles into the usual banal pitfalls and features some truly lamentable scenes.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Oddly ineffectual considering the explosive subject matter.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A well-meaning but awkward response to a theme that is inescapably vital at the moment...

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