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BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD

by Marion Vernoux

synopsis

Finally! Caroline has retired, at last. A new life lies before her : time to take care of her children, of her husband, and of herself, above all. She soon comes to realize that this new freedom is synonymous with boredom and idleness. Especially when she receives a membership to her neighborhood’s senior club as a birthday present... Reluctant at first, she nevertheless decides to take the plunge. Oddly enough, she meets great people there, starting with the young computer science teacher, who is far from being insensible to her charms. Caroline will gradually take control of her life again and live a second youth : taking a new lover, living new experiences, breaking the rules, not doing what’s expected of you… Who said that retirement was the beginning of the end and not a new beginning?

international title: Bright Days Ahead
original title: Les Beaux Jours
country: France
sales agent: Le Pacte
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Marion Vernoux
film run: 94'
release date: BE 19/06/2013, FR 19/06/2013, NL 04/07/2013, DE 19/09/2013, ES 29/11/2013
screenplay: Marion Vernoux, Fanny Chesnel
cast: Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais, Jean-François Stévenin, Fanny Cottençon, Catherine Lachens, Alain Cauchi, Marie Rivière
cinematography by: Nicolas Gaurin
film editing: Benoît Quinon
art director: Yann Dury
costumes designer: Marité Coutard
music: Quentin Sirjacq
producer: François Kraus, Denis Pineau-Valencienne, Juliette Renaud
production: Les Films du Kiosque, 27.11 Production, Direct Cinéma
distributor: Le Pacte, Abc Distribution, Cinemien, Wild Bunch Distribution Germany, Vértigo Films

main awards/selection

Festival du Film de Cabourg 2013 
Toronto International Film Festival 2013 
Film by the Sea Film Festival 2013 
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