VIFF 2013 review: Under the Rainbow
Agnès Jaoui’s latest social comedy finds the veteran writer-director also in a supporting role, as a ditzy day-care worker whose classroom fairytale enactments set the tone for colour-soaked, fable-like events that enfold her wealthy niece and a poor young composer who, shall we say, loses his slipper at the ball. Jean-Pierre Bacri, the filmmaker’s partner (in writing and life), plays the composer’s grumpy driving instructor dad, and French pop singer Benjamin Biolay is appropriately saturnine as music impresario called Max Wolf! It’s one of the fest’s surest pleasures.
International Village, September 27 (1 p.m.); Centre, October 2 (9 p.m.)