Ma femme est une actrice
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starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal, Terence Stamp, Noémie Lvovsky
written and directed by Yvan Attal
by Walter Chaw Yvan (Yvan Attal) is a sports writer (Yvan Attal is an actor) married to Charlotte (Charlotte Gainsbourg), who is a movie star (Charlotte Gainsbourg is also an actor, like her mother Jane Birkin--who was married to musician Serge Gainsbourg). Yvan Attal's first film as writer-director, My Wife is an Actress (Ma femme est une actrice), is about--as its title would suggest--the somewhat predictable trials of being married to a successful actress. The film is not, however, as Attal will adamantly attest, autobiographical. This is evidenced by the fact that Terence Stamp plays an actor named "John" rather than an actor named "Terence." In a wholly unrelated story (that is sadly in the same film), Noémie Lvovsky plays Yvan's sister Nathalie, a woman demanding that her unborn son be circumcised upon delivery, much to the chagrin of her equally unpleasant husband Vincent (Laurent Bateau).