Claire Darling


The Main 1 Thu, Apr 11, 2019 7:20 PM
The Main 1 Fri, Apr 19, 2019 7:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:La dernière folie de Claire Darling
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Comedy Drama
Women Directors
Family Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:94 min
Print Source:Memento Films
Director:Julie Bertuccelli
Producer:Yael Fogiel
Laetitia Gonzalez
Cinematographer:Irina Lubtchansky
Screenwriter:Julie Bertucelli
Editor:Francois Gedigier
Principal Cast:Catherine Deneuve
Chiara Mastroianni
Alice Taglioni
Samir Guesmi
Laure Calamy
Johan Leysen
Olivier Rabaurdin


Director Julie Bertuccelli's spirited adaptation of Lynda Rutledge's novel brings mother/daughter duo, Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni, to the big screen. On a gorgeous summer day in the village of Verderonne, Claire Darling (Deneuve) makes a decision. She places various items from her spacious estate out on her front lawn for the garage sale of a lifetime, with no spoken reason other than the sunny weather. This prompts her neighbors to swarm her property, barrelling over each other to swoop up the lavish items Claire has marked for sale at suspiciously low prices. As her neighbors shop, the reason for Claire's abrupt change in lifestyle comes into view--she has decided to die. After alternating between Claire's memories of love, loss, and an altogether eccentric life, the film takes another turn when Claire finds a long-lost face at her door, one that she has not seen in over 20 years; her daughter, Mary (played by Deneuve's daughter, actress Chiara Mastroianni).

Director Biography

Julie Bertuccelli

Julie Bertuccelli was born in 1968 in France. She has received a wide array of praise for her work in documentaries for both film and television, which includes School of Babel (13) and The Tree (10).


"To watch the great Deneuve at work is always a gift; to watch her work with her daughter is, if possible, even better." - The Times Weekly