The Thorn in the Heart (2009/2010)

The Thorn in the Heart

A scene from THE THORN IN THE HEART, a documentary by Michel Gondry. Copyright © Oscilloscope Pictures. All rights reserved.

Also Known As: L'Epine Dans Le Coeur, A Thorn in the Heart

Opened: 04/02/2010 Limited

Village East04/02/2010
Sunset 5/LA05/14/2010 - 05/20/20107 days

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Genre: French Documentary

Rated: Unrated

The filmmaker, Michel Gondry, may be best known for directing the films Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Be Kind Rewind and the upcoming Seth Rogen scribed movie The Green Hornet.

Official Synopsis

THE THORN IN THE HEART (L'Epine dans le Coeur) is a personal look at the life of Gondry family matriarch, Michel's aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves.

Michel examines Suzette's years as a school teacher and her life in rural France. During the course of filming the documentary, Michel unearths new family stories and uses his camera to explore them in a subtle and sensitive way.

THE THORN IN THE HEART had its world premiere screening in the official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.