Quick Film Guide: The Queen of Montreuil (Sólveig Anspach, 2013)

Queen of Montreuil
Directed by Solvéig Anspach

Agathe (Florence Loiret Caille) returns to her home in Montreuil, France, one early summer, carrying the ashes of her dead husband. The arrival of a few interesting characters to her house will help her get her life back on track and process the loss.

Queen of Montreuil, directed by French-Icelandic filmmaker Sólveig Anspach is a comedy drama about dealing with loss and the importance of human connection. While it isn’t a very original take, it has a simple, feelgood charm about it and impresses for its quirky sense of humor, subtle celebration of multi-culturality and moments of realism – including the presence of a sea lion and uses of animation.

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