Un Air de Famille


1h 47m 1996

Brief Synopsis

A reunion at a restaurant/bar becomes the occasion for a seriocomic outburst of family grudges and resentments. The widowed matriarch is at the center of the proceedings, holding court and criticizing her grown-up children for their failures and missteps. Mother's favorite son Phillipe, is a busines

Film Details

Also Known As
Family Resemblances, air de famille
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; SOFICA Cofimage; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Telema; Test
Distribution Company
Cinema Village/Leisure Time Features; Bac Films Distribution; Fox Lorber Home Video; Les Films De L'Elysee; Metro Tartan Distributors

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

A reunion at a restaurant/bar becomes the occasion for a seriocomic outburst of family grudges and resentments. The widowed matriarch is at the center of the proceedings, holding court and criticizing her grown-up children for their failures and missteps. Mother's favorite son Phillipe, is a business executive with a slow-witted wife, Yolande, whose birthday is the reason for the gathering. Less favored siblings include Henri, who runs the shabby restaurant inherited by their father, and Betty, a headstrong, single 30-year-old, who is secretly having an affair with the restaurant bartender, Denis.

Crew

David Arson

Graphics

Claire Auge

Unit Manager

Jean-pierre Bacri

Dialogue

Jean-pierre Bacri

Play As Source Material

Jean-pierre Bacri

Screenwriter

Vanessa Banes

Unit Manager

Perine Batre

Set Decorator

Enrico Caruso

Song Performer ("Una Futiva Lacrima (From 'L'Elisir D'Amore')")

Dalida

Song Performer ("Come Prima")

Pierre Davallan

Unit Manager

Benoît Delhomme

Director Of Photography

Michel Demonteix

Key Hair

Luc Deportes

Storyboard Artist

V Dipaola

Song ("Come Prima")

Gaetano Donizetti

Song ("Una Furtiva Lacrima (From 'L'Elisir D'Amore')")

Gaetano Donizetti

Music

Philippe Dumas

Unit Production Manager

Philippe Eidel

Music

Francois Emmanuelli

Set Designer

Michel Flaesch

Animal Trainer

Charles Gassot

Executive Producer

Philippe Heissler

Sound Editor

Jacques Hinstin

Associate Producer

Agnfs Jaoui

Play As Source Material

Agnfs Jaoui

Dialogue

Agnfs Jaoui

Screenwriter

Corinne Jorry

Costumes

Ctdric Klapisch

Screenwriter

Jean-pierre Laforce

Mixer

Patrick Lancelot

Production Director

Jacques Larue

Song ("Come Prima")

Bruno Levy

Additional Casting

Jacques Levy

Post-Synchronization

Laurent Levy

Sound Effects

Valerie Lindon

Music Producer

Irene Ottavis

Key Makeup

M Panzeri

Song ("Come Prima")

S Paola

Song ("Come Prima")

Laurent Pascaud

Unit Manager

Laurence Plon

Assistant Director

Jacques Royer

Assistant Director

Agathe Sallaberry

Script Supervisor

Francine Sandberg

Editor

Patti Smith

Song Performer ("People Have The Power")

Patti Smith

Song

Odile Sogno

Additional Casting

Frantois Waledisch

Sound Engineer

Film Details

Also Known As
Family Resemblances, air de famille
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
France 2 Cinéma; Le Studio Canal Plus; Le Studio Canal Plus; SOFICA Cofimage; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Telema; Test
Distribution Company
Cinema Village/Leisure Time Features; Bac Films Distribution; Fox Lorber Home Video; Les Films De L'Elysee; Metro Tartan Distributors

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.

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Released in United States 1996 (Recipient of the Jury's Special Grand Prix and People's Choice Award at the 1996 Montreal World Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 22 - September 2, 1996.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival May 21 - June 14, 1998.)

Released in United States May 1996 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video June 8, 1999

Released in United States Summer June 12, 1998

Winner of three 1996 Cesar Awards, including Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) and Best Supporting Actress (Agnes Jaoui).

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States June 19, 1998

Released in United States May 1996

Released in United States on Video June 18, 1999

Released in United States on Video June 8, 1999

Released in United States Summer June 12, 1998

Recipient of the Jury's Special Grand Prix and People's Choice Award at the 1996 Montreal World Film Festival.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 9-20, 1996.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 22 - September 2, 1996.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival January 29 - February 9, 1997.

Released in United States on Video June 18, 1999

Released in United States June 19, 1998 (Los Angeles)