DVD Review: All Our Desires
All Our Desires is an interesting French film about deciding what;s important in life. The story focusses on Claire, a young judge who is compelled by the struggles of Celine who has found herself indebted to the shady world of the French banking system. It’s a cause she decides is the most important thing in her life, more important than her husband or her recently diagnosed terminal brain cancer, which she neglects to inform her husband of and goes out of town for treatment and pain killers.
She does how ever enlist the help of an older male work colleague who eventually finds out that she has brain cancer, and forms an awkwardly close relationship with her, but seems to be the only one who realises that she deserves to live the rest of her life the way she sees fit.
It’s a great mix of social justice, romance and loss that is carried by the brilliant performance of Marie Gillain as the lead character Claire.
M Offensive language.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read