"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" - Le Premier Jour du Rest de Ta Vie (2008) France
by Rémi Bezançon is one of my few 5 Potatoes from the recent years.
The story is very simple. It shows how one family grows over the years. The story is focused on each member of the family. Very simple. Everyone can relate to one of them in someways. Very well directed and very well edited. There was a huge standing ovation at the US premier at COLCOA 2009. The song of Etienne Daho totally completed the movie.
I can't wait to see his next film "Un Heureux Événement" (2010) which will be released in theater this October in France!
* Update: I just learned that this movie couldn't be released in the US because the music right was too expensive. Hopefully we could get to see this film somehow in the US one day. Totally worth the wait. (05.01.11)