Synopsis by Nathan Southern
As starring and directed by famed Quebecois actress Charlotte Laurier (Les bons débarras); co-directed and co-produced by her husband, Pascal Courchesne; and starring much of the Courchesne-Laurier family, the drama Les Plus beaux yeux du monde represents a family affair ad extremis. The picture concerns Marion (Laurier) a supremely ill-tempered and psychologically dysfunctional mother (a transplant from France to Montreal) who grows so disconcerted with herself and her life that she opts to move out, abandons her family, and ends up living a depressing life in a dank basement apartment while slinging greasy fast food as a short order cook at a burger establishment during the day. In time, she cuts loose from this environment as well, hearkens off on a road trip, and indulges in an affair with a seducer (Pierre-Luc Brillant).
abandonment, desertion, short-order-cook