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Films & Schedules - DECLARATION OF WAR


Fri, Feb 10, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DIRECTOR: Valérie Donzelli - FRANCE

Romeo and Juliette face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is critically ill. Gathering friends and family, they confront the dark challenges as a form of warfare. Donzelli infuses the story with unexpected verve using a host of cinematic techniques, music, and heartbreaking performances that result in an unexpected film about a contemporary couple who surprise even themselves with their ability to fight not only for the life of their child but for each other. “A joy to watch. ... Few viewers will fail to be moved and charmed by this tale of a parent’s worst nightmare ... and to make it funny and romantic, with musical interludes, so that it plays like something Jacques Demy and François Truffaut might have cooked up together.”—Screen International (100 mins.)

Filmography: The Queen of Hearts (09).

This year’s French submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Sponsored by Alliance Française de Portland and TV5Monde.


Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, French Language.

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