Director Christophe Honoré has a way with looking at the trials and tribulations of love and relationships. In Love Songs (Les Chansons d’Amour) he dealt with the younger generation. Here, he moves on to middle age and the reckonings that infiltrate any couple over the years. Deliciously and deliberately theatrical, he serves up a French farce with a chanson splattered soundtrack by the likes of Charles Aznavour. It takes place virtually in two or three rooms - an apartment and a hotel opposite as well as the snow-covered street in between. Chiara Mastroianni, as Maria, makes the most of a gift of a role as the college lecturer wife who admits to her husband Richard (a bewildered Benjamin Biolay) her indiscretions. Mastroianni won best actress award in Un certain regard at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.