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I'm Going Home
One of France's greatest screen stars, Michel Piccoli, plays Gilbert Valence, a grand old theatre actor, who is given the shocking news that his wife, daughter and son- in law have been tragically killed in a car accident. Some time later, and over the worst of his grief, Valence busies himself with his daily life in Paris, turning down unsuitable roles in low brow television productions and caring for his nine- year old grandson. But when an American filmmaker (John Malkovich) absurdly miscasts him in an unlikely adaptation of Joyce's "Ulysses', Valence finds himself suddenly compelled to make a decision about his life. Piccoli's performance is the warm and engaging heart of veteran director Manoel de Oliveira's dryly witty and touching observations on art and ageing.