Christophe Honoré

France 95 min. min


As soon as she gets to Montparnasse train station, things start to go wrong for Léna : she loses her son Anton, just misses her train and in her bag, the baby magpie that her daughter Augustine wanted to save is slowly dying. On arriving in Brittany, she discovers that her family are conspiring to do her ‘good’ and have invited her ex-husband, Nigel.  She feels betrayed, humiliated and disgusted.  Her limited self-confidence begins to evaporate. The ghosts of duty, social judge¬ment and family band together to prevent her from living, loving and thinking, from simply being herself. Should she leave or stay? Send everything packing?


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Christophe Honoré

(Bretagne, 1970) He is a novelist, playwright and filmmaker. His 2006 film Dans Paris has led him to be considered by French critics as the heir to the Nouvelle Vague Cinema. Les chansons d’amour was one of the films selected to be in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

Filmography: Vivir deprisa, amar despacio (2018), Les malheurs de Sophie (2016), Métamorphoses (2014), Les bien-aimés (2011, D’A 2012), Homme au bain (2010), Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser (2009), La belle personne (2008), Les chansons d'amour (2007), Dans Paris (2006), Mi madre (2004), 17 fois Cécile Cassard (2002), Nous deux (curt, 2001)

Christophe Honoré

Film information

Int. title: Making Plans for Lena
Address: Christophe Honoré
Script: Christophe Honoré, Geneviève Brisac
Contact: Le Pacte
With: Chiara Mastroianni, Marina Foïs, Marie-Christine Barrault
Country: France
Year: 2009
Format: 35 mm
Length: 95 min. min
Language: French
Subtitles: English, Catalan
Edition: 2019