Director Guédiguian’s Film to Compete in 74th Venice Film Festival


YEREVAN (ARKA) – French-Armenian director Robert Guédiguian’s 2017 film, “La Villa,” will be entered in the 74th Venice Film Festival, according to the festival’s official website.

“La Villa” (titled “The House by the Sea” in English) is set in a bay area near Marseille, France. The story takes place in a picturesque villa owned by an elderly father of three, according to Variety magazine. His three children gather by his side for his final days — Angela, an actress living in Paris; Joseph, who has just fallen in love with a girl half his age; and Armand, the only one who stayed behind in Marseille to run the family’s small restaurant. The characters consider what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and of the community spirit that he created in the magical villa. These moments of reflection are thrown into turmoil after the arrival of a boatful of people from a nearby cove.

Guédiguian is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. Most of his films—including the current one — star actors Ariane Ascaride and Jean-Pierre Darroussin.

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