"THIS SUGARY COMEDY DRAMA SEES THE ACTRESS IN UNUSUALLY LIGHT TERRITORY." - THE GUARDIAN
BELGIUM, FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG • ROMANCE, COMEDY • 90 MINS • 2016 • MA 15+
Directed by: BAVO DEFURNE
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Kévin Azaïs, Johan Leysen, Jan Hammenecker
The inimitable Isabelle Huppert (Folies Bergère, AF FFF14) graces this year’s Festival in this touching and endearing romantic comedy about a woman leading a secluded life who is hiding a secret past.
An unassuming model employee in a pâté factory, Liliane's (Huppert) monotonous routine is thrown into disarray when one day at work she meets the 22-year-old aspiring boxer Jean (César Award-winning Kévin Azaïs, Love at First Fight, AF FFF15) who excitedly recognises her from a European singing competition she almost won many years before. Jean’s enthusiasm encourages Liliane to rediscover her talents and glory, bringing her out of the shadows and back into the spotlight. However, as Liliane’s celebrity rises, Jean begins to learn the reasons that her past fame was so short-lived as old ghosts and bad habits from her bitter past resurface.
Huppert’s flawless performance is peppered with humour and singing as she delicately encapsulates a woman hiding an inner struggle. Meanwhile, her sparkling chemistry with Jean results in an uplifting story that proves age is no barrier to love and it’s never too late to find happiness.
French with English subtitles
Opening Night, Closing Night
Special Event, Q&A
Not showing in Parramatta.