The Thorn in the Heart

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Released 2009

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Director:
Michel Gondry
Released:
2009
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Michel Gondry is a filmmaker known for breaking new ground - be it in the world of commercial advertising, directing music videos for the likes of Bjork and The White Stripes, or helming imaginative features like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dave Chapelle's Block Party, or the upcoming The Green Hornet. Gondry's newest film, THE THORN IN THE HEART (L'Epine dans le Coeur), further propels his filmography into the realm of the unvisted with a personal look at the life of Gondry family matriarch, his aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves. Michel examines Suzette's years as a schoolteacher and her life in rural France. During the course of filming the documentary, new family stories are unearthed and Michel uses his camera to explore them in a subtle and sensitive way. THE THORN IN THE HEART had its world premiere screening in the official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

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  • 50

    The New York Times

    You might think that the small-scale, straightforward style and intimate connections of The Thorn in the Heart would result in something more emotionally resonant than we're accust...

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times

    Gondry captures the leafy radiance of the countryside, and he makes judicious use of special-effects whimsies. But this memory piece will have far more resonance for the Gondry fam...

  • 40

    Variety Justin Chang

    This moving but far from revelatory portrait of a beloved family figure registers as too slight and personal for significant theatrical play.

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