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Rue Mandar

Directed by Idit Cebula

France | 95 minutes | 2013

French with English subtitles

Take a traditional Jewish funeral whose rituals no one can quite recall. Mix in a Yiddishkeit setting in a predominantly Sephardic Jewish community. Add one of the most beautiful cities in the world as your location, and top it off with a terrific ensemble cast. What you get in the assured hands of director Idit Cebula, is the charmingly poignant French film Rue Mandar. For elder brother Charles, sister Rosemonde (Emmanuelle Devos) and youngest sibling Emma, their widowed mother’s funeral marks the end of an era. Brought together after years of separation, they are soon squabbling about religious tradition, each other, and what to do with their parents’ apartment at 13 rue Mandar. Rue Mandar reminds us that the messy, sometimes humorous, and often bittersweet business of death can lead to new beginnings.

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Idit Cebula was born in Paris to Jewish parents from Poland. She started her feature film career as an actress in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s internationally acclaimed film Blue, the first chapter in his Three Colors Trilogy. Rue Mandar is Idit’s second feature film.
Director Idit Cebula
Countries of Production France
Year of Presentation 2013
Language(s) French with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 95 minutes
Principal Cast Emmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Lionel Abelanski, Emmanuelle Bercot
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