Familia

Directed by Louise Archambault
Film Movement
2005
102 Minutes
Canada
French
Coming of Age, Drama
French Language, Gender Studies, Women Directors, Women's Studies
Not Rated
DVD $150.00
Blu-ray $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00

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Michele, a divorced aerobics instructor with a gambling addiction, loses her job and seeks refuge with a childhood friend, Janine, who lives in a seemingly comfortable middle-class suburban neighborhood. Michele's rebellious teenage daughter, Marguerite, and Janine's shy and reserved daughter, Gabrielle, become friends, leading to unforeseen tensions that force both generations to reassess their values. Familia explores the question of how value systems are passed on from mother to daughter and asks: Is it possible to avoid passing on to our children those traits that we despise in our parents?

  • Highest Rating
    "Familia is a refreshing and insightful look at the relationships of two sets of three generations of women that contemplates the question of whether or not women are genetically bound to be like their mothers."
    Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Highest Rating
    "A rich tapestry of subplots and characters [with a] keen sense of humor."
    Derek Elley, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "[A] superbly acted and engrossing film!"
    Marta Barber, The Miami Herald

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