French director Bernard Tavernier once again successfully translates the fragile intimacy of human relationships to the screen in A Week's Vacation, which he also co-produced and co-wrote. Nathalie Baye stars as a schoolteacher whose efficiency is compromised by her troubled private life. She takes a vacation and heads for her family home in Lyons, hoping to clear her head by commiserating with her parents. Tavernier would later expand on the theme of family interactions with his 1984 prize-winner A Sunday in the Country. A Week's Vacation was released in France in 1980 as Une Semaine de Vacances.
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