The House By the Sea review – stagey goings-on in the south of France

Siblings reunite and re-evaluate their lives and relationships in this self-regarding variation on a theme

Robert Guédiguian has returned to Marseille, with its bright, fresh sunshine and the Mediterranean’s habitual dazzling blue. It never seems to rain in his Marseille – maybe to compensate for the bad psychological weather.

Again, Guédiguian has assembled his family-repertory cast of veterans. Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Gérard Meylan play middle-aged siblings Angèle, Joseph and Armand, who are uneasily reunited when their widowed father suffers a stroke, and they have to work out how they feel about each other and about their hometown.
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