"WINNER OF THE EUROPA CINEMAS VENICE LABEL, M IS A CHARMING REPRESENTATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE SCARRED BY LIFE." - VARIETY
FRANCE • DRAMA, ROMANCE • 98 MINS • 2017 • MA15+
Directed by: SARA FORESTIER
Starring: Sara Forestier, Redouanne Harjane, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Liv Andren
César-winning actress for Games of Love and Chance (2003)and The Names of Love (2010), Sara Forestier (Elementary, AFFFF2017), debuts as actor-writer-director with M; a feature entrenched in the popular storytelling trope of "opposites attract" but overhauling it in a refreshing new fashion.
Teenager Lila (Sara Forestier) meets 30-something Mo (Redouanne Harjane) at a bus-stop and the two make a connection, despite him being a chatter-box and her unable to say a word due to a debilitating speech impediment.She is studying for exams. He illegally races cars for a living.Yet somehow – for some reason – they fall in love. But Mo carries a secret burden.
A love story with unique lovers, M is notably classical in its romanticism and structure; something of a modern-day western, as its filmmaker likes to describe it. But it is also a film where both the harshness and comedy of unconventional love co-exist, proffering the audience with a range of swinging emotions.
M serves as an enlightening debut for Sara Forestier, who is one of the most prodigious talents of the French cinema landscape.
French with English subtitles
Opening Night, Closing Night
Special Event, Q&A
Not showing in Parramatta.
Not showing in Avoca Beach.