Writer: Mathieu Demy, Maïwenn
Cast: Maïwenn, Louis Garrel, Fanny Ardant, Marine Vacth, Dylan Robert, Caroline Chaniolleau, Alain Françon, Florent Lacger, Henri-Noël Tabary, Omar Marwan
Part of: Viennale
Seen on: 30.10.2020
Neige (Maïwenn) has a large, loud family who only rarely see each other altogether. But her grandfather’s (Omar Marwan) birthday is one such occasion where they only barely keep a lid on the various conflicts in the family. A short while later, the grandfather dies and with him goes the last tangible connection the family has to Algeria. This prompts Neige to explore her roots, even as the family conflicts keep brewing.
ADN is a well-acted film that nails the family dynamic and managed to make me both laugh and cry. But at the same time, there were some things that I found a little strange.Continue reading