Les Malchanceux (The Unlucky Ones), Eleonore Saintagnan’s last movie, can be shown to the whole familly, a Saturday evening, on the couch. Everybody can enjoy the story of these traditional ninepin players . Les Malchanceux can be carefully watched by a bunch of art specialists. Comments may differ, but the content will remain the same: this epic carries the torpor of the morning, a taste for Nature, very close to us. Suddendly, we’re overwhelmed by humor; or carried away by the music; or caught by the subtle frames and editing.
Les Malchanceux records collective events that become truly social and political for the very reason that they're far from ostentation and happen well out of sight.