Granny’s Funeral


From director Bruno Podalydès (Mystery of the Yellow Room) comes this dark comedy about love, death and everything in between. Although he made no effort to see his grandmother in her waning years, pharmacist Armand (director Podalydès’ brother and co-writer Denis) must now deal with her funeral arrangements. This is awkward enough, but nothing like his emotional swings between a wife he can’t quite part from and a lover he can’t quite commit to, in a comedy stamped with the Podalydès brand of caustic, Gallic wit. With Valerie Lemercier, Isabelle Candelier, Catherine Heigel and Benoit Hamon. (Dir. by Bruno Podalydès, 2012, France, in French with subtitles, 100 mins., Not Rated) Digital