The Beloved (Les Bien-Aimes)
Romance / Drama / Foreign Language / Musical
Director: Christophe Honoré
Running time: 139 mins Released: 11th May 2012
About The Beloved (Les Bien-Aimes)
A frothy quasi-musical starring French legend Catherine Deneuve. Madeleine (Ludivine Sangier) steals expensive shoes from a posh boutique and is subsequently mistaken for a high-class prostitute. Tempted by the thought of all the fabulous outfits she'll be able to buy with her earnings, she goes along with it. Soon she meets and falls in love with Czech doctor Jaromil (Rasha Bukvic) and goes back to Prague with him. Although they have a daughter together named Vera (Deneuve's real-life daughter Chiara Mastroianni), the relationship breaks down. Decades later, Vera is faced with her own impossible emotions: she lusts after Henderson (Paul Schneider) but he is gay. Clément (Louis Garrel) is infatuated with Vera, but she won't give him a chance. Her parents (played in their older years by Deneuve and Milos Foreman) continue their occasional affair, while Vera navigates her complicated modern love life.