The Day I Saw Your Heart

The Day I Saw Your Heart
Pittsburgh Premiere
Director: Jennifer Devolére
2011, France, 98 minutes
French with subtitles

An assured debut from writer/director Jennifer Devoldere, this film offers an honest, light-hearted take on a dysfunctional Jewish family in Paris. Eli, on the verge of 60, is about to have a baby with his second wife but has only a distant relationship with his grown daughter. He tries to reconcile with the aloof Justine (the marvelous Melanie Laurent of THE ROUND UP and INGLORIOUS BASTERDS), but finds it easier to befriend her exes -- without telling her. When Justine falls in love again and her father is about to ruin everything, they find a way to understanding through her unusual art project.

 

Winner - Best Director and Best Actress - Newport Beach Film Festival