Ismael’s Ghosts

Drama/Thriller/Romance; R; 114m. 

As is customary in Mr. Desplechin’s work, there’s a lot of dialogue in Ismael’s Ghosts, but this movie’s nerve endings vibrate most avidly and tenderly in scenes where not a word is spoken.

 

“The film balances comedy and drama very nicely – it’s charming, funny, and earns every one of its big emotional beats. You know how it’s all going to end up, but are more than happy to go along for the ride.” – Glenn Kenny, THE NEW YORK TIMES

 

“Desplechin delivers with flying colours thanks to an excellent cast and a sometimes serious, sometimes funny story that never lets up or becomes predictable.” – Lisa Nesselson, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

 

 

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