Season's Beatings

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La bûche
Directed by Danièle Thompson
Produced by Christine Gozlan
Written by Christopher Thompson
Danièle Thompson
Starring Sabine Azéma
Emmanuelle Béart
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Claude Rich
Françoise Fabian
Music by Michel Legrand
Cinematography Robert Fraisse
Edited by Emmanuelle Castro
Release date(s)
  • November 24, 1999 (1999-11-24)
Country France
Language English

La bûche (English: Season's Beatings) is a French film directed by Danièle Thompson, released in 1999.


Following the recent death of her second husband, for Christmas, Yvette tries to meet the three daughters from her first marriage with Stanislas, the gypsy violinist, again. During the preparations, questions and revelations are well underway from Louba, the artist, Sonia, the middle child and Milla, the rebel.

Yvette and Stanislas' daughters dreaded celebrating Christmas festivities because it coincides with the couple’s 25th wedding anniversary. [1] Ever since Yvette’s divorce from Stanislas, and her remarriage, the siblings have had a strained relationship with their mother.

Yvette and her daughters had an emotional reunion and reconciliation following the tragedy that took the life of her second husband.



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  1. ^ Charlotte Gainsbourg: From Grim Pain to Hell in Eden The New York Times. 03 June 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2014

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