Release date24 January 1990 (France) WriterLouis Malle (scenario), Jean-Claude Carriere (scenario) ScreenplayLouis Malle, Jean-Claude Carriere CastMichel Piccoli (Milou), Miou-Miou (Camille), Michel Duchaussoy (Georges), Paulette Dubost (Madame Vieuzac), Harriet Walter (Lily), Bruno Carette (Grimaldi) Similar moviesA Little Chaos, Le Divorce, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Hair, Vampyr, Home Fries
Milou en mai, released as Milou in May in the UK and as May Fools in North America, is a 1990 film by Louis Malle. The film portrays the impact of the French revolutionary fervour of May 1968 on a French village.
Milou en mai was filmed at Château du Calaoue, in the Gers département, southwestern France.
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 as Camille, Milou's daughter
Michel Piccoli as Milou
Michel Duchaussoy as Georges, Milou's brother
Bruno Carette as Grimaldi
François Berléand as Daniel
Dominique Blanc as Claire
Valérie Lemercier as Madame Boutelleau
Paulette Dubost as Mrs. Vieuzac, Milou's mother
Harriet Walter as Lily, Milou's sister-in-law
Martine Gautier as Adèle, the servant and Milou's lover
Rozenne Le Tallec as Marie-Laure
Jeanne Herry as Françoise (as Jeanne Herry-Leclerc)
Renaud Danner as Pierre-Alain
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.