Tag Archives: Gérard Meylan
Mon père est ingénieur / My Father Is an Engineer (2004) Robert Guédiguian, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Drama
Marie-Jo et ses 2 amours / Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002) Robert Guédiguian, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Drama
Marie-Jo is a middleaged woman living an ordinary life in Marseilles with her husband, Daniel and her daughter, Julie. Daniel runs a small construction business in which Marie-Jo helps. She also works at the local hospital. Outwardly their marriage is loving. But Marie-Jo has been in love with another man for more than twelve months.Marco works as a harbour pilot and is deeply in love with Marie-Jo. Learning that loving two men is impossible, Marie-Jo is forced to make a choice.
Le voyage en Arménie / Armenia (2006) Robert Guédiguian, Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Chorik Grigorian, Drama
Barsam, Anna’s father, is seriously ill. Before he dies, he would like to bequeath his daughter something : he would like to teach her doubt. As he flees to Armenia, he leaves many clues behing him for Anna to find him. This obliged journey in an unknown country will become for Anna what her father expected it to be : an initiatory journey, a sentimental training, a brand new adolescence… It’s in a little village, lost in Caucasian mountains, that she finally finds him, seated under an abricot tree in blossom… She will doubt her identity, her love, her commitments.
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro / The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011) Robert Guédiguian, Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Drama
At a French shipyard, a trade unionist named Michel deliberately arranges to have himself on the dockworkers’ randomly chosen downsizing list to spare another of his fellow workers. While he has his severance package and his friends and family’s generosity to ease this sacrifice, this also gets his home invaded and robbed along with his wife and friends. Through pure luck, Michel finds out the identity of one of his assailants, a young worker who was on the same downsizing list himself, and gets him arrested. However, both Michel and his wife find that their vindictive satisfaction is soured by their realization of their assailant’s motives and the larger consequences of their revenge. Struggling with their conscience, the couple finds themselves independently trying to live up to their ideals for a greater sense of justice.