DRAMA / FRANCE / 2022 / 108MINS / MA15+
Academy Award ® winner Marion Cotillard (We’ll End Up Together, AF FFF20) and Melvil Poupaud (The Young Lovers, AF FFF22) star in the intelligent and emotionally involving new drama from acclaimed writer/director Arnaud Desplechin, as decades-long estranged siblings are forced back into each other’s orbit by a family emergency. Roubaix, France. Alice is a famous stage actress, who graces billboards and fills theatres with adoring fans. One of her younger brothers Louis found early success as an author, but after losing his young son in tragic circumstances has retreated from the city with his wife Faunia (Goldshifteh Farahani) for the remote Pyrénées to write, filling his prose with family secrets to his sister's chagrin. For more than twenty years, the two have gone out of their way to avoid each other. But when their elderly parents are involved in an accident, Alice and Louis can no longer put off the inevitable...
A resounding critical success in France in late 2022, Desplechin’s film - his seventh to premiere in Official Competition at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival - convincingly tackles the dynamics of family ties and rivalries. In Cotillard and Poupaud he has two actors at the very top of their game, delivering nuanced, pitch-perfect performances.
A knockout. Cotillard and Poupaud are at the top of their game, finding exquisite grace notes.– THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2022 - Winner - Grand Jury Prize
PRIX JEAN VIGO 2022 - Winner