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THE THORN IN THE HEART

by Michel Gondry

synopsis

Suzette, Michel Gondry's aunt, was a school teacher from 1952 to 1986 and she tells Michel how it was to be a teacher by then in a rural and isolated part of France. But little by little, Michel discovers some family stories he was totally unaware of and uses his camera to explore it in a subtle but very emotionnal way.

international title: The Thorn in the Heart
original title: L'Épine dans le coeur
country: France
year: 2009
genre: documentary
directed by: Michel Gondry
film run: 82'
release date: FR 21/04/2010, GB 10/12/2010
screenplay: Michel Gondry
cast: Suzette Gondry, Jean-Yves Gondry
cinematography by: Jean-Louis Bompoint
film editing: Marie-Charlotte Moreau
production: Partizan Films
distributor: Mars Distribution, Soda Pictures

main awards/selection

Cannes 2009 Official Selection - Out of Competition
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