2016, Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/France, 100 min. With Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn.
- Fri, Mar 17th 6:00pm
- Mon, Mar 20th 6:00pm
“Expertly crafted…meticulous…it’s the class struggle in a nutshell.” — Giovanni Marchini Camia, The Film Stage
“A compelling watch…acting that holds your attention, especially in the extended moments of silence favored by the director.” — Fred Cooper, Talking Pictures blog
The canny instinct of director Lafosse (OUR CHILDREN, PRIVATE LESSONS) for getting to the heart of troubled relationships puts the trademark nasty spark to this portrait of a marriage going down in flames as a result of its class differences. The novelty of the attraction of opposites has long since lost its luster for Marie (Bejo) and Boris (Kahn). She’s a yuppie with a tidy inheritance that includes their comfy, well-appointed apartment; he’s an immigrant and self-employed contractor whose unpaid renovation work on their place she summarily dismisses. With the custody of their adorable twin daughters hanging in the balance, the pair cohabit and contentiously attempt to co-parent. In French with English subtitles. Courtesy of Distrib Films U.S. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)