Ashes and Blood

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Ashes and Blood
Cendresangfilmposter.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Fanny Ardant
Produced by Paulo Branco
Tudor Giurgiu
Written by Fanny Ardant
Paolo Sorrentino
Ismail Kadare
Starring Ronit Elkabetz
Cinematography Gérard de Battista
Edited by Célia Lafitedupont
Release date
  • May 2009 (2009-05)
Running time
105 minutes
Country France
Romania
Portugal
Language French
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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