Ashes and Blood (2009)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - France, Portugal, Romania  |  
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A woman's presence at a family wedding opens old wounds and resurrects long-simmering tensions between two warring clans in this drama from director Fanny Ardant. Ten years ago, Judith's husband was murdered. In the aftermath of the crime, she and her three children were exiled. Today they live in Marseille. Judith has her fair share of secrets, but they're only part of the reason she's never returned to visit her family. When Judith receives an invitation to her cousin's wedding, she accepts at the behest of her children, who are eager to explore their roots and meet their estranged relatives. But spending a summer in the country won't be any picnic for Judith, because the closer the wedding gets, the more obvious it becomes that the rising tensions aren't about to break anytime soon.