Milou en mai
(UK title: Milou in May; US title: May Fools)
(France/Italy, 1989, 106 minutes)
After the mother's unexpected death, an extended family comes together in their country estate during May 1968 for the funeral and begin bickering almost at once over who gets to keep what. Zany comedy that veers occasionally to over-the-top farce and scathing political satire but remains at its best in the melancholy, bitter-sweet tone of the family scenes.
A NEF/TF1 Films Production/Ellepi Film co-production with the support of Cofimage 2, Sofica Créations, Images Investissements, Sofica Investimage. Starring Miou-Miou, Michel Piccoli; Michel Duchaussoy; Bruno Carette, Paulette Dubost, Harriet Walter, Martine Gautier, Rozenn le Tallec, Jeanne Herry-Leclerc, Renaud Danner, François Berléand; and Dominique Blanc. Directed and produced by Louis Malle; written by Louis Malle and Jean-Claude Carrière; music by Stéphane Grappelli; director of photography (Éclair), Renato Berta; production designers, Willy Holt and Philippe Turlure; costume designer, Catherine Leterrier; film editor, Emmanuelle Castro.