French Female director Marion Vernoux achieves to capture the emotions and doubts when, after a fully-filled life, one retires at 60 years-old. How to spend this newly acquired free time? How to reinvent one's life? BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD is light, tender and funny. Patrick Chesnais and Laurent Lafitte deliver a supber performance. Fanny Ardant is as classy as ever; her acting is subtle and elegant. A recent French film not to be missed.