Original title: Les grandes occasions
A sweet yet ruthless family picture.
- A story anyone can relate to.
- A moving picture of a mother.
- A hypnotizing writing and a well-constructed novel.
In the garden, the table is set. Lunch is ready. Esther is waiting for her children. It’s been years since the last time it happened. Vanessa, the youngest, can’t stay put. Bruno and Alexandre won’t talk to each other. Carole, the oldest, would rather remain at a safe distance. And Reza, their father is indifferent. But the clock is ticking and nothing goes as planned: some are late, others simply won’t come. Esther relives past misunderstandings and quarrels and still-festering wounds. But also happy days – like so many tiny knots she tries, one last time, to tighten around her family.