DVD Release: Making Plans for Lena

DVD Release Date: July 10, 2012
Price: DVD $29.99
Studio: Zeitgeist/KimStim

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Chiara Mastroianni (r.) tries to make it work with Louis Garrel in Making Plans for Lena.

Chiara Mastroianni (Park Benches), Marie-Christine Barrault (Cousin Cousine) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers) star in the 2009 French drama film Making Plans for Lena, directed by acclaimed auteur Christophe Honoré (Love Songs).

Recently liberated from her job and husband, Lena (Mastroianni) heads home to Brittany with her two children to escape the chaos of Paris. But it’s not all that easy: From the moment she arrives in Brittany, she is confronted with unwanted advice from her overly critical mother (Barrault) and pregnant sister (Marina Fois), character analysis (that borders on character assassination) and a few other unexpected surprises. But that’s what family is all about, right…?

Making Plans for Lena‘s DVD follows its well-received theatrical release in France, screenings at film festivals around the world and a limited theatrical run in theaters in the U.S. in August 2010.

Presented in French with optional English subtitles, the DVD of the film has no bonus features.

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