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My Favorite Season Details


French critic and filmmaker André Téchiné directs the intense family drama Ma Saison Préférée (My Favorite Season), which he co-wrote with screenwriter Pascal Bonitzer. Family matriarch Berthe (Marthe Villalonga) is advancing in years and developing health problems, so she goes to live with her daughter Emilie (Catherine Deneuve). Emilie is a cold, fiftysomething professional who lives in a large upper-class home in Toulouse. She also lives with her husband Bruno (Jean-Pierre Bouvier), her daughter Anne (Deneuve's real-life daughter Chiara Mastroianni), and her adopted son Lucien (Anthony Prada). When Christmas arrives, Emilie's troubled brother Antoine (Daniel Auteuil) arrives at the house for a visit. He and Emilie have not spoken since their father's funeral three years ago. Despite his attempts to maintain control, Antoine quickly comes into conflict with Bruno. Painful emotional realities from the past return and cause violent conclusions. My Favorite Season was shown in competition at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi


Catherine Deneuve
as Emilie
Daniel Auteuil
as Antoine
Marthe Villalonga
as Berthe
Jean-Pierre Bouvier
as Bruno
Chiara Mastroianni
as Anne
Carmen Chaplin
as Khadija
Ingrid Caven
as Woman at bar
Michèle Moretti
as Manager of Home
Jacques Nolot
as Man at Cemetery
Bruno Todeschini
as Man at Hospital
Roschdy Zem
as Medhi
Jean Bousquet
as Emilie's Father


André Téchiné
Alain Sarde
Pascal Bonitzer
André Téchiné
Thierry Arbogast
Philippe Sarde
Composer (Music Score)
Martine Giordano
Claire Fraisse
Costume Designer
Philippe Hubin
Special Effects
Denis Bergonhe
First Assistant Director
Cedric Gerard