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Paul Gondry in The Thorn in the Heart

The Thorn in the Heart

2009 NR

Acclaimed writer and director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) turns the camera on his own family in this documentary about his aunt Suzette, a teacher in rural France from 1952 to 1986. Raised in Versailles in a family of musicians and educated in Paris, Gondry is keen on understanding a life very different from his own. In the process, he stumbles upon a wealth of new stories about the clan he thought he knew.