“In a joyous and moving elegy, Wedding Blues opens itself to contradictions and disappearances.” – Les Cahiers du Cinéma, Jean-Marie Samocki
“Wedding Blues is orchestrated around the different legacies that are passed around between every generation, as parents and children interact with one another – whereas the patriarch stifles those around him, as Enrico Macias has unknowingly done. Thanks to this, the film never becomes a way for different generations to settle the score – the arguments that happen around the family table are first and foremost a way to continue writing and building the ties that bind the family together. This is another of the film’s strengths : it seems prodigiously and in all modesty created in situ, without the pretense of becoming an oeuvre, and that is what allows it to become an intermediary between all of us to share meaning beyond the family in which it was born.” – Blog Médiapart, Cédric Lépine
“On both sides of the camera, Oury Milshtein traces back the story of his and his family’s life in film which, like a home movie or a diary, is as poignant as it is funny.” – Trois Couleurs, Marilou Duponchel
When I married Enrico Macias’s daughter, I had no idea that thirty years later I would still be angry at him for turning our wedding into a huge show. Re-watching the film of the wedding, I realize that this is really when I began to ‘start a family’: two sons, a separation, three daughters, another separation, a bereavement. At my shrink’s grave, I attempt a kind of inventory. What did our fathers and mothers leave us? And what will I leave to my children?
Producer, line producer and production manager, Oury Milshtein has devoted his life to cinema for over forty years. After graduating from Beit Tsvi School of Performing Arts in Tel Aviv, he has collaborated with filmmakers such as Agnès Varda, Costa Gavras, Andrzej Zulawski, Arnaud Desplechin, François Ozon, Paul Verhoeven and Alex Lutz, for whom he produced Guy (César for Best Actor, César for Best Original Score). Wedding Blues is his first film as a director.