Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bright Days Ahead (2013) Tribeca 2014

Fanny Ardant plays a recently retired dentist who is no sure what to do with herself or how to deal with the guilt she feels over the recent death of her best friend. Going to a senior center with the name Bright Days Ahead she has a hard time getting along until she falls into an affair with the computer teacher who is 25 years her junior.

Less domestic drama then a portrait of a woman at a crossroads of her life, this is a surprising good and nicely charming film. While there are several questions not answered, largely having to do with her relationships with her family members, the need to know those things become less vital once you realize that we're only interested in seeing how our heroine is moving through life.

One of the real surprises of the festival for me- if only in that I expected to only kind of like it- this is a really good film worth taking the time to see.

The film plays April 21,22, and 24

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