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Courtesy of Film Movement

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet
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Directed by Jennifer Devoldère

2011, in French with English subtitles


98 minutes



The Day I Saw Your Heart

Et soudain tout le monde me manque

Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) stars as a twenty-something struggling with commitment issues in this touching French comedy-melodrama that tackles thorny father-daughter relationships. After a trail of boyfriends, Justine thinks she has found her soul mate, a hunky shoe salesman (Guillaume Gouix). But her temporary happiness is thrown when her neurotic 60-year-old Jewish father (Michel Blanc) suffers a delayed midlife crisis and announces that his young second wife is expecting a baby. Justine and her half-sister Dom (Florence Loiret Caille), who is trying to adopt, are indignant at the news. The film follows Justine as she attempts to deal with the looming pregnancy and the torturous route to reconciliation. Charmed with engaging performances and the assured direction of Jennifer Devoldère, The Day I Saw Your Heart also features a lively soundtrack of infectious melodies. – Atlanta Jewish Film Festival