Nick-Davis.com: Our Happy Lives
Our Happy Lives
aka Nos vies heureuses First screened in May 2020
Director: Jacques Maillot. Cast: Marie Payen, Camille Japy, Cécile Richard, Sami Bouajila, Eric Bonicatto, Jean-Michel Portal, Sarah Grappin, Olivier Py, Alain Beigel, Frédéric Gélard, Jalil Lespert, Jean-Paul Bonnaire, Fanny Cottençon, Marc Chapiteau. Screenplay: Jacques Maillot and Éric Veniard. Twitter Capsule:
Recursive soap opera tracks shifts and conflicts among loose web of Parisians. By no means badbut up for a Palme?
The cast has no true standoutsit's a real ensemble piecebut one can imagine more charismatic groups to follow, especially for 140 minutes.
Contrast to Winterbottom's Wonderland is instructive; that film has a related but sharper photographic style, less impulse to tackle Issues.