From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Milou en mai is a 1990 film by Louis Malle. It is released as Milou in May in the UK and as May Fools in North America. The film portrays the impact of the French revolutionary fervour of May 1968 on a French village.
It is notable for being the last performance of Bruno Carette before his death.
Milou's mother dies just as the unrest and strikes are sweeping the country. The events interfere with the plans for a funeral and disrupt the family and a stranded truck driver. The film combines elements of social and interpersonal commentary with farce.
- Miou-Miou - Camille, Milou's daughter
- Michel Piccoli - Milou
- Michel Duchaussoy - Georges, Milou's brother
- Bruno Carette - Grimaldi
- Paulette Dubost - Mrs. Vieuzac, Milou's mother
- Harriet Walter - Lily, Milou's sister-in-law
- Martine Gautier - Adèle, the servant and Milou's lover
- Rozenne Le Tallec - Marie-Laure
- Jeanne Herry - Françoise (as Jeanne Herry-Leclerc)
- Renaud Danner - Pierre-Alain
- François Berléand - Daniel
- Dominique Blanc - Claire, Milou's niece
- Best Foreign Direction, David di Donatello Awards 1990.
- Nomination for Best Foreign Film, BAFTA Awards 1991.
- César Award for Best supporting Actress: Dominique Blanc. Nominations for Césars for Best Actor: Michel Piccoli, Best Actress: Miou-Miou, and Best Supporting Actor: Michel Duchaussoy. 1991.