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Darling Companion

Year: 2012
Country: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 90 minutes

Darling Companion
Darling Companion
Darling Companion
Darling Companion
Darling Companion

Love is love. Does it really matter if it's a dog? For some people, their dogs are like family members. Such is the case for Beth Winters, a woman who loves her dog more than her husband. Played by the indelible Diane Keaton, Beth is a lonely wife to a self-involved surgeon—a man who knows more about his patients than his own wife and daughter. One day Beth discovers an abandoned dog on the side of the freeway. After bringing him into their home, against the wishes of her husband Joe—an always entertaining Kevin Kline—Beth falls in love with her new DARLING COMPANION and names the sweetheart of a mutt Freeway. But when Joe loses Freeway on a walk in the woods, Beth's life comes to a screeching halt. As the couple enlists a slew of hilarious characters as search parties along their journey to find Freeway, they discover their own past resentments and hidden vulnerabilities. But what they also find is that love can be rekindled in even the most unlikely situations in this delightful comedy from the man who brought us "The Big Chill." – M.M.

CIFF36 Screenings

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Director
Lawrence Kasdan

A Florida native, Lawrence Kasdan was raised in West Virginia before receiving his Master's of Arts in Education from the University of Michigan. A director, producer, and writer, he has received four Academy Award® nominations, won the Golden Bear at the 42nd Berlin Int'l Film Festival, and was the recepient of the Austin Film Festival's Distinguished Screenwriter Award in 2001.

Filmography
"Body Heat" (1981), "The Big Chill" (1983), "Silverado" (1985), "The Accidental Tourist" (1988), "I Love You to Death" (1990), "Grand Canyon" (1991), "Wyatt Earp" (1994), "French Kiss" (1995), "Mumford" (1999), "Dreamcatcher" (2003), DARLING COMPANION (2012)

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

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