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Ashes and Blood

Cendres et sang

Ashes and Blood TIFF.17

Category: Close-up Fanny Ardant
Title: Cendres et sang
Director: Fanny Ardant
Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Olga Tudorache, Abraham Belaga
Duration: 94 min.
Country: France
Year: 2009

Exiled from her country after her husband’s murder ten years earlier, Judith lives in Marseille with her three children. After having refused to see her family for years, Judith, in spite of her fears and secrets, allows herself to be influenced by her children’s wishes and accepts an invitation to their cousin’s wedding. They set off to spend a summer in the old country, discovering their roots and their past. But Judith’s return revives old hatreds between rival clans...