The Thorn in the Heart (L'Epine dans le Coeur)

The Thorn in the Heart (L'Epine dans le Coeur)

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 THE THORN IN THE HEART (L'Epine dans le Coeur) is a personal look at the life of the 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.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • A selection of special features created or curated by Michel Gondry exclusively for this DVD:
  • A Brief History of the Harkis.
  • Techno Suzette.
  • Calendars Doodled - one year of drawings by youngsters.
  • Stop motion animation by Gondry collaborator Valerie Pirson.
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg's "Little Monsters".
  • Post-screening Q&A with Gondry at SXSW premiere.
  • In Conversation - A special event with Michel Gondry at SXSW Film Festival.
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