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The Thorn in the Heart



The Thorn in the Heart
Michel Gondry, 2009

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"An extraordinary film." —New York Magazine

"A quiet, unglamorous film that sneaks up on you slowly... with a lovely, peculiar emotional resonance by the time it is over." —

With films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, and Be Kind, Rewind, Michel Gondry has shown himself to be one of the most visionary filmmakers working today. In The Thorn in the Heart, he points the camera in a more personal direction as he takes a look at the life of the Gondry family matriarch, his aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves. The film examines Suzette's years as a school teacher and her life in rural France. During the course of filming the documentary, Michel Gondry unearths new family stories and he uses his camera to explore them in a subtle and sensitive way. (85 mins., HD video)

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