Cedric Khan’s dust off the classical framework of the family reunion. family Celebration , this is the calm before the storm. André (Catherine Deneuve) has her birthday party. For the occasion, the widow decides to invite her children Roman (Vincent Macaigne) and Vincent (Cédric Kahn) with their companions and children respective. But Claire (Emmanuelle Bercot), the eldest resurfaced after three years without having given a sign of life. The trigger of many problems since the woman is determined to recover his inheritance: 200,000 euros.
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“Around a Deneuve quietly imperial, a Emmanuelle Bercot impressive, and a Vincent Macaigne, once again, excellent, Cédric Khan proceeds by infiltration of empathy”
” The theme of psychodrama family has always been a good way to warm up the frichti shots. But not this time. Around a Deneuve quietly imperial, a Emmanuelle Bercot impressive, and a Vincent Macaigne once again excellent in the register of lost lunar, Cédric Kahn, the director who also plays the brother of Roman, proceeds by infiltration of empathy and love for his characters,” says The new yorker . A great success for Eric Neuhoff of the Figaro for which Feast of the family “ is chock full of great things and small things”. “One hears the noise of the world, there breathes a delicious scent of disaster. The grudges fighting against the allies. The memories to cement these people who know too much to hate really, he writes. These are the miracles of the heart. Cédric Kahn breaststroke without cheating these destinies thwarted. It has the right aim, fires the passions, arouses laughter. This is his film the most successful, and a meal for a king. Madam is served”.
In The Cross , the critique is a more mixed. On the one hand the know-how of the filmmaker brings “tremendous energy and a few unexpected detours, own the universe of the filmmaker raised in a community post-sixties and nourishing a personal questioning on the subject.” “The script to the Feste n (film) of the Danish Thomas Vinterberg, whose French title was precisely “family Fiesta”), gives this whole story a feeling of already-seen”, regrets and Céline Rouden.
An opinion not shared by The Obs who praises the performance of the filmmaker. “In interpreting a son, Cedric Kahn slips in the middle of the melee, bringing the desperation and love of her character for this dysfunctional family. Its storyline as its ” mise en scène capture this harmony fragile that is done and undone constantly,” continues the weekly which ensures that the film “only rule is no personal account, performs with virtuosity his side, commedia dell’arte, and says with relevance that all families are built on a mass explosive untold, denial and buried secrets that it is better to drill before the point of no return”.
“The movie does not rule, no personal account, assume with virtuosity his side, commedia dell’arte, and says with relevance that all families are built on a mass explosive untold”
For Release , the film manages to captivate in spite of the schema that he borrows. “ family Celebration is focused and magnified by its actors breathe new life into his fiction, and come gradually to forget that the trail has been borrowed and réemprunté may be too often and by the greatest” judge Anne Diatkine. “The originality of this family celebration is to also be filmed by the son crazy (Vincent Macaigne amazing in the role of the artist vaguely camé), and who has need of”archives””.
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