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On My Way

Elle S’en Va

This love letter to Catherine Deneuve is also a deeply compassionate portrait of a woman who chooses one last shot at love over a lifetime of regret.

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  • Director Emmanuelle Bercot
  • Producers Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
  • Screenwriters Emmanuelle Bercot, Jérôme Tonnerre
  • With Catherine Deneuve, Nemo Schiffman, Gérard Garouste
  • France 2013
  • 116 mins
  • Sales Elle Driver

Bettie (Catherine Deneuve) is a former beauty queen in her sixties. She runs a local bistro and lives with her elderly mother, with whom she enjoys a spiritedly dysfunctional relationship. It is from her that she learns the humiliating news that her married lover has left his wife for another, younger woman. The next day, still smarting from the revelation, she gets into her car and starts driving. With nods to Truffaut, Téchiné and Dupeyron, On My Way is a love letter to screen icon Deneuve, although director Emmanuelle Bercot doesn’t let her obvious infatuation distract, grounding the film in a vérité style and employing a contemporary soundtrack to reflect Bettie’s resilience and capacity for joy. Deneuve proves herself more than worthy of the tribute, delivering a deeply compassionate portrayal of a mature woman who chooses one last shot at love and happiness over a lifetime of nostalgia and regret.

Jemma Desai

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