Room 212 (On a Magical Night)

Room 212 (On a Magical Night)

Room 212 (On a Magical Night)

Chiara Mastroianni (Making Plans for Lena) picked up Best Actress (Un Certain Regard) at Cannes for this French comedy from Christophe Honoré, in which she leaves her marriage of 20 years and spends the night in a hotel across the street.

With a clear view of her family home, Maria (Mastroianni) reflects on her decision and takes counsel from various friends and family members over the course of a single night.

Winner of Un Certain Regard - Best Actress (Mastroianni), 2019 Cannes Film Festival
2019Rating: M, Sex scenes, offensive language & nudity87 minsBelgium, France, LuxembourgFrench with English subtitles
ComedyWorld Cinema
Director:
Christophe Honoré ('Sorry Angel', 'Love Songs', 'The Beautiful Person')
Writer:
Christophe Honoré
Cast:
Chiara MastroianniVincent LacosteBenjamin BiolayCamille CottinCarole Bouquet

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Room 212 (On a Magical Night) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The film wants to be a meditation on love, but before long it starts to feel as overstuffed as a family reunion at Thanksgiving.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Honoré expands the limitations of the genre with a fresh take that borders on the fantastical.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Honore's bubbly bottle of cinematic champagne runs out of fizz somewhere around its midway point. Even so, there are still enjoyably shallow pleasures to be savoured here...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Unashamedly theatrical and unapologetically fanciful, it may not be for all tastes but casts a warming glow that should attract incurable romantics, nostalgic cinefiles and fans of writer/director Christophe Honoré.

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