Director: Emmanuelle Bercot
Rating: Unrated (equivalent to an R for language and nudity.)
Running Time: 116 Minutes
Release Date: March 14, 2014
Fidelite Films, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, Wild Bunch, Soficinema 9, Palatine Etoile 10, OCS, and Cohen Media Group.
Written by. Emmanuelle Bercot and Jerome Tonnerre.
There is a moment in On My Way where French acting icon Catherine Deneuve sits impatiently at a kitchen table while an elderly man with unfortunate swelling in his hands and fingers attempts to roll her a cigarette. He takes forever, trying to get it right, and she goads him along by informing him that she will smoke it as soon as it is ready. In another scene, Deneuve, also looking for cigarettes, hops onto a road and attempts to flag people down by flashing the international sign for smoking – two fingers parsed to the lips. It does not work. Elsewhere, she wakes up in a strange bed, realizing that she has just had a one-night stand with a much younger man. That didn’t work out so well either. Deneuve’s Bettie is on a journey in Emmanuelle Bercot‘s latest film and she is looking for much more than cigarettes or casual sex. Recently jilted, she sets out to find herself, and in a roundabout way, have we not all been there?