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