Declaration of War – Opening Friday January 27

Opening Friday January 27th
Landmark Theater

Valérie Donzelli‘s Declaration of War is an exuberant and deeply moving film following a young couple, Romeo (co-writer Jérémie Elkaïm) and Juliette (director/co-writer Donzelli), who must face the ultimate test when they discover their newborn child is very ill. Gathering their friends and family together, they confront this ordeal together as a form of warfare. Donzelli infuses the story with unexpected verve using a host of cinematic techniques, music and heartbreaking performances that results in a film about a contemporary couple who surprises even themselves with their ability to fight not only for the life of their child but for each other. The film will bring tears to your eyes but will dazzle you with its contagious vitality for life. It also establishes Donzelli as one of the most promising new filmmakers of her generation. A massive critical and box office hit in France, the film is the country’s official entry to the 2012 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film consideration

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