The film starts with a reunion between 2 women. We figure out they are sisters and one of them has been somewhere for a long time. Juliette (Kristin Scott Thomas) has moved into her sister's house. Juliette has rather a detached, don't-get-too-close air about her. Has she been away? Institutionalised?
As the film goes on, we find out why Juliette apprears to be a 'wanderer', with no fixed address and making her way slowly into the present and future. One of the funniest scenes in the film - at least for me - was when one of the dinner guests makes a joke about Juliette's past and it's one of those moments of 'many a true word spoken in jest' even unintentionally.
This film stayed with me for a very long time and it was one that I recommended to everyone whenever films are mentioned.
Kristin Scott Thomas's was powerful and memorable performance. Ditto for the other French actors, it's just that I am not as familiar with them/their names as I am with British or American actors. This is a 5 1/2 star film.