Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In this saga of the love affair between an actor (Richard Berry) and an actress (Josiane Balasko, also the director) the two have gone from being lovers and working together, to being separated, and now are faced with an additional challenge to their relationship: they are both working in the same play. Berry and Balasko acted their roles in the stage production of Grand Cri D'Amour, which may not have helped here because some critics feel the play is not as effective in its movie incarnation. The story is relatively light-hearted, as these two lovers/actors who know each other so well communicate on several levels. But the danger is that Berry and Balasko also know these two actors so well that some of the excitement in portraying them is gone, and the stimulus of a live audience is naturally missing during the shooting of a film. For these reasons or for the fact that the script is not exceptionally innovative or the storyline unexpected, Grand Cri D'Amour is not a surprise, but it remains good light entertainment.
actor, love, play [recreation], romance