티he famously stylish Isabelle Huppert spends a stretch of this handsome drama on her hands and knees. 신트라의 녹음이 우거진 산기슭에서, 포르투갈, 병든 배우 프랭키 (Huppert) searches for the €40,000 bracelet her only son, 폴 (Jérémie Renier), has tossed into the woods, rejecting her offer of a valuable family heirloom that could be cashed in after her death.
It’s that kind of film – one in which depressed rich people go on holiday to argue about death, inheritance tax, diamond jewellery and their deteriorating marriages. The approach taken by director Ira Sachs (사랑 Is Strange) is utterly sincere and so utterly humourless, though the performances are quietly compelling; Marissa Tomei brings a liquid warmth as Frankie’s American friend Ilene. Sachs plays on Huppert’s queenly presence too. It’s fitting that she gathers her nearest and dearest in a town that was once a sanctuary for the Portuguese nobility.