Directed by Michel Gondry • Documentary • With N/A • 2009 • 86 minutes
THE THORN IN THE HEART (L'Epine dans le Coeur) is a personal look at the life of the Gondry family matriarch, Michel's aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves. Michel examines Suzette's years as a school teacher and her life in rural France. During the course of filming the documentary, Michel unearths new family stories and uses his camera to explore them in a subtle and sensitive way.
"The exploration of the complicated relationship between mother and son provides the most compelling, emotionally grounded moments within the film." —Little White Lies