Fanny (2014)

Fanny loves Marius and is expecting his child, but he has abandoned her and run away to sea without knowing about the baby. She finds herself facing the dishonorable position of being an unmarried mother,unable to provide for herself and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 18, 2014
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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

Mr. Auteuil's passion project is sincere but not successful, honorable but not alive.

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Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve

One great performance... doesn't justify Auteuil's decision to remake a series of films that are an inextricable part of their own era.

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Mike McCahill

Not just cinéma de papa, but cinema de grand-papa.

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Danny King
Village Voice

Fanny has a stagy sensibility, but Auteuil displays flashes of genuine, old-school craft.

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Clayton Dillard
Slant Magazine

The characters, the sets, and the scenes all exist to propagate the notion that pleasure derives from repetition and remediation.

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Simon Kinnear
Total Film

What was scandalous drama in Pagnol's day is now pure soap opera.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

"Classic" is a word all too casually bandied about, but for Daniel Auteuil's screen adaptation of this beloved French trilogy it is completely apropos.

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T'Cha Dunlevy
Montreal Gazette

Auteuil is not the greatest movie director, but he has strong dramatic instincts, as evidenced by the strong performances he elicits from his actors, and delivers himself.

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