Changing Times In Changing Times , André Téchiné's strangely inert drama about fluidity of identity set in Morocco, a masklike Catherine Deneuve stars as an unyielding wife… Changing Times In Changing Times , André Téchiné's strangely inert drama about fluidity of identity set in Morocco, a masklike Catherine Deneuve stars as an unyielding wife… 2006-07-14 Unrated PT98M Drama Romance Catherine Deneuve Gerard Depardieu Gilbert Melki
Movie Review

Changing Times (2006)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
MOROCCAN ROLE Deneuve (pictured with Gilbert Melki) stands firm while the world around her is Changing
MOROCCAN ROLE Deneuve (pictured with Gilbert Melki) stands firm while the world around her is Changing
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Jul 14, 2006; Rated: Unrated; Length: 98 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu

In Changing Times, André Téchiné's strangely inert drama about fluidity of identity set in Morocco, a masklike Catherine Deneuve stars as an unyielding wife and mother and Gérard Depardieu plays an old flame who has never stopped loving madame's hauteur. Exploring cultural as well as emotional stasis, the esteemed French filmmaker (Wild Reeds) also probes cultural chasms between Westernized French folk and Muslims and devises nouveau family arrangements among gay, straight, and bisexual young people. But the effect is more drily sociological than dramatic.

Originally posted Jul 19, 2006 Published in issue #888 Jul 28, 2006 Order article reprints
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