When the Sea Rises (Quand la Mer Monte...)
When the Sea Rises (Quand la Mer Monte...) (2006)

When the Sea Rises... is the first film written and directed by actress Yolande Moreau (who also stars in the film) and cinematographer Gilles Porte (who also shot the film). Moreau stars as Irène, who is traveling the north of France… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: January 13, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 17, 2006
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Scott Tobias
AV Club

[When the Sea Rises] treads lightly, but leaves little impression.

Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

A charming, accessible movie that spotlights Moreau's talent against a fanciful cinematic backdrop.

Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Magical and enchanting.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

When the Sea Rises remains a strangely sad love story of rare poetic power.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

It's nice to see a love story that deals with mature people. We're not likely to get anything like it from Hollywood.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

An interesting and at times poignant blend of fact and fiction.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

An eccentric French comedy that is never quite as charming as it intends to be.

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

It's a bountiful showcase for Moreau, whose lopsided, squinty beauty grows on you just as it grows on the drifter who eagerly volunteers from the audience each night.

Gary Goldstein

It's a distinct and bittersweet story about how romance, however fleeting, can pop up in the most unexpected places.