Beloved (France, 2011, 139 min.)
Chosen as the closing night selection at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the 2012 Cesar Best Original Music Award, Beloved (Les Bien Aimes) evokes the complexities of relationships and the intricacies of romance. Director Christophe Honore, known for his film Les Chansons d’amour, casts mother and daughter actresses Catherine Deneuve (Indochine) and Chiara Mastroianni (A Christmas Tale), who brave the challenging waters of tumultuous love affairs. Madeleine, played by Catherine Deneuve, revisits and rekindles a love affair with an ex-husband. Vera, played by Chiara Mastroianni, falls in love with an uncommitted musician. Both women capture audiences as they travel the paths of love and explore the shifting nature of relationships.