Every Other Weekend

Nicole Garcia, an actress who has worked for Jacques Rivette and Alain Resnais, directs Nathalie Baye, an actress who has worked for Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, and most of what’s interesting about this first featurescripted with critic Jacques Fieschi and othersderives from their close collaboration. Baye plays a divorced actress with a faltering career who is allowed only limited custody of her two young children. On a whim she runs off with them for a few days in a stolen car, trying to win back their love. While this doesn’t offer a lot of narrative momentum, Baye often works wonders with her part, and Joachim Serreau and Felicie Pasotti are fine as the two kids (1990). (JR)

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