Ashes and Blood

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Ashes and Blood
Cendresangfilmposter.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byFanny Ardant
Produced byPaulo Branco
Tudor Giurgiu
Written byFanny Ardant
Paolo Sorrentino
Ismail Kadare
StarringRonit Elkabetz
CinematographyGérard de Battista
Edited byCélia Lafitedupont
Release date
  • May 2009 (2009-05)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryFrance
Romania
Portugal
LanguageFrench
Romanian

Ashes and Blood (French: Cendres et sang) is a 2009 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Fanny Ardant. It was given a special screening at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Plot[edit]

A widow, Judith returns to Marseille with her children for the wedding of her sister-in-law. Judith's husband was murdered in a vendetta-killing a decade earlier. In keeping with the Greek tragedy tradition of the film, violent family rivalries unravel with fatal consequences.[2]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Libération described it as "stunning, magnificent, beautiful and dazzling". The newspaper also remarked it was a remarkable achievement for a directorial debut, continuing to praise the strength of the cinematography. The newspaper also praised the casting, "the great Ronit Elkabetz is a tremendous credit, as well as the Romanian revelation, Mădălina Constantin."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Ashes and Blood". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 18 May 2009.
  2. ^ Ashes and Blood -- Film Review Hollywood Reporter. 24 June 2009
  3. ^ «Cendres» de gravité Libération. 9 September 2009. French

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