- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
Arnaud Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale is a holiday film that’s not really about the holidays. Henri, played by Mathieu Amalric, is a bit of a black sheep and has been banished from his family for several years. When the matriarch of the clan is diagnosed as gravely ill and in need of a bone marrow transplant, the only compatible donor may turn out to be...Henri. A Christmas reunion offers an opportunity for reconciliation, but there are issues to resolve, and boy, does this family have issues. A Christmas Tale also features some excellent performances by the legendary Catherine Deneuve as the mother and Emmanuelle Devos in the role of an unexpected guest who rolls with the punches as best she can. The film has an 84 percent score on Metacritic and appeared on many top 10 lists (152 minutes, in French with English subtitles).