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A Better Life

A Better Life

by Cédric Kahn

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An indignant director’s love story

Review: A Better Life

An indignant director’s love story

Guillaume Canet and Leïla Bekhti in the spiral of excessive debt. Love, dreams and economic survival brilliantly dramatised. Best Actor Award at the Rome Film Festival and Cineuropa Award at Estoril. 

“You mustn’t accept misfortune as fate”

Interview: Cédric Kahn • Director

“You mustn’t accept misfortune as fate”

Excessive debt, family, love, survival: the French director explains the reasons that drove him to make A Better Life. 

Trailer [fr]


Trailer [fr]


international title: A Better Life
original title: Une vie meilleure
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2011
directed by: Cédric Kahn
screenplay: Cédric Kahn, Catherine Paillé
cast: Guillaume Canet, Leïla Bekhti, Slimane Khettabi

main awards/selection

Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma 2011In Competition, Best Actor (Guillaume Canet)

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