My Best Holidays / Nos plus belles vacances My Best Holidays / Nos plus belles vacances

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It is the summer 1976, there’s a heat wave and Isabelle (Julie Gayet) has just caught her husband, Claude, in bed with another woman. She decides to get revenge by choosing to go back to her hometown for the family summer vacation, a place that doesn’t like outsiders, especially if they’re Algerian-Jews, like Claude. With their two young sons and her mother in tow, they are joined by two couples. The village has never met a Jew before, and suddenly there are three of them. This charming film, based on the director’s childhood, follows an eccentric cast of characters as they navigate their way through romantic relationships, first loves and culture clashes. “France in the ’70s is here in all its glory with its black vinyl, yellow Gordini cars and, of course, gigantic ’bell-bottoms’ not to mention the eternal Françoise Hardy.” (UK Jewish Film Festival)