Tag Archives: Fanny Ardant

Callas Forever (2002) Franco Zeffirelli, Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Biography, Drama, Music

Callas Forever (2002)
The partially fictionalized film is set in 1977, the year in which Callas died, and centers on the making of a movie of Georges Bizet’s Carmen. The diva, whose now-ragged voice is well past its prime, is persuaded to star in it by longtime friend and former manager Larry Kelly, who abandoned classical music to become a rock impresario. He insists by lip-synching to her old recording she will recapture her lost youth and leave behind a priceless legacy for her admirers, and his theory is supported by Callas confidante and journalist Sarah Keller.
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La cena / The Dinner (1998) Ettore Scola, Fanny Ardant, Antonio Catania, Francesca d’Aloja, Comedy, Drama

La cena (1998)
An evening at an Italian restaurant. Hosted by tolerant and relaxed Flora, various parties of middle-class people come in — large and small, young and old, regulars and tourists, married and single — to dine, converse, argue, celebrate, make confessions; to overhear other people’s discussions, to interrupt them, to sing, listen to music, and enjoy life. The camera, just like the people, moves constantly from table to table, into the kitchen and the back room to observe the staff’s petty jealousies and frustrations — until two hours later it’s time for everybody to go home.
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Vivement dimanche! / Confidentially Yours (1983) François Truffaut, Fanny Ardant, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Vivement dimanche! AKA Confidentially Yours (1983)
Claude Massoulier is murdered while hunting at the same place as Julien Vercel (Jean-Louis Trintignant), an estate agent who knew him and whose fingerprints are found on Massoulier’s car. As the police discover that Marie-Christine Vercel (Caroline Sihol), Julien’s wife, was Massoulier’s mistress, Julien is the prime suspect. But his secretary, Barbara Becker (Fanny Ardant), while not quite convinced he is innocent, defends him and leads her private investigations.
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Roman de gare / Crossed Tracks (2007) Claude Lelouch, Fanny Ardant, Dominique Pinon, Audrey Dana, Drama

Roman de gare (2007)
The successful novelist Judith Ralitzer is interrogated in the police station about the disappearance of her ghost-writer. A serial-killer escapes from a prison in Paris. A missing school teacher leaves his wife and children. In the road, the annoying and stressed hairdresser Hughette is left in a gas station by her fiancé Paul while driving to the poor farm of her family in the country. A mysterious man offers a ride to her and she invites him to assume the identity of Paul during 24 hours to not disappoint her mother. Who might be the unknown man and what is real and what is fiction?
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