I had to bail out of an interview with her once, the last time “Belle du jour” was re-released in America, I think. I had a plane to catch and she was almost two hours late when I said, “Sorry,” and fled to the airport.
But we make up for it now, yes?
Catherine Deneuve has been one of the screen’s greatest, most enduring beauties — a French actress of talent, sex appeal and a self-effacing sense of playfulness. At 70, in films such as “Potiche” and “Beloved” and her latest, “On My Way,” she is still playing romantic figures, women wronged or women with overly complex love lives.
“On My Way” has her aimlessly wandering through Brittany, jilted by her married paramour, looking for cigarettes. And as this road comedy progresses, we learn just how complicated this ex-beauty queen’s life has been as she picks up the bi-polar grandson, the child of her angry, semi-estranged daughter.
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