Thursday, January 12, 2012

New York Jewish Film Festival Spotlight: Bachelor Days Are Over

The 21st Annual New York Jewish Film Festival, taking place January 11th-26th, is presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Movies with Abe has the pleasure of offering a look at a number of the films being shown.

Bachelor Days Are Over
Directed by Katia Lewkowicz
Screening January 14th at 6:30pm and January 15th at 8:45 pm

This entertaining gem from France follows a groom on the eve of his wedding as he deals with the apparent disappearance of his fiancee and encounters doubt about whether he wants to marry her at all, thanks to his meeting with an enticing new woman and the increasing stress of wild, large families coming together. The film is enjoyable and funny, and highlighted by two supporting performances in particular: the wonderful Emmanuelle Devos (“Wild Grass,” “A Christmas Tale) as his sister Quack-Quack, and Valerie Donzelli, who is anything but what might be expected when she appears. Though its themes might be considered negative in a more serious setting, this movie is an endearing and fun take on love and last-minute jitters, with some excellent musical accompaniment and writing mixed in.

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