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Farewell to the Night
(L’Adieu à la nuit)

André Téchiné

Catherine Deneuve plays a woman distraught to learn that her grandson has become a jihadist in André Téchiné's latest film, set once again in the director's native southwest France.

"Deneuve is effortlessly compelling..."

The Pyrenees, Spring 2015. Muriel (Deneuve), who runs a farm and riding school, is visited by her university-age grandson Alex (Klein), who claims to be heading to Canada for work. In reality, he has other plans. Alex and his girlfriend Lila (Oulaya Amamra) have espoused the cause of Islamic fundamentalism, and plan to go to Syria to become jihadis.

Deneuve is effortlessly compelling as an unflappable embodiment of tough love, and perhaps, symbolically, of enduring traditional French values in this gripping drama.