"My Favorite Season"
(Ma Saison Preferee)
Directed by Andre Techine
beautiful southwest France,
and marked by the symbolic passage of the seasons, Techine's fascinating,
dark and somber story of a middle-aged brother and sister (Catherine Deneuve and Daniel
Auteuil), a provincial lawyer and a skilled surgeon, respectively, who begin to come to
terms with what they have become professionally and personally when their aging mother
(Marthe Villalonge) begins to disintegrate after a stroke. Techine himself describes Ma
Saison Preferee as a film "about individuality and the frigidity of the
modern world." French with English subtitles.