Valérie Donzelli's Declaration of War made a splash this summer as the opening night film of Critics Week at Cannes. It has since been selected as France's entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Now it has the distinction of being chosen in Sundance's Spotlight section ahead of its January 27th US release from IFC's Sundance Selects. Check out the trailer below.
DECLARATION OF WAR is an exuberant ride, a complex and life-affirming autobiographical tale of a young couple who surprise even themselves with their ability to fight for the life of their ill child, and for each other. Director/Writer/Star Valérie Donzelli and her co-writer/star Jérémie Elkaïm infuse the tale with unexpected verve using a host of cinematic techniques, music and heartbreaking performances.