At the end of the 19th century, Valentine, aged 20, married Jules.
Towards the end of the 20th century, a young Parisian woman crosses a bridge on her way to a party thrown by her cousin. There, she meets a young man, later becoming his wife and the loving mother to their child. In the interim, between the two World Wars, two couples formed a quartet that was so close that after the death of one of the husbands and the wife of the other couple, the two families came together in a Paris apartment, 16 of them sitting round the table.
“What do you get when you cast three French and internationally highly acclaimed top actresses such as Audrey Tautou, Bérénice Bejo and Mélanie Laurent, and bring them together in one film? A joy for the eye and the ear, Mr. Hung’s masterful film tells the story of a catholic bourgeois family with three generations of women, their strengths, their joys, happiness and personal tragedies as they evolve from girls to mothers and then widows, still with hope in their hearts, during – give or take a few years – a whole century. It’s a majestic drama with top-notch acting performances from the entire cast which results into a brilliant film experience.”