Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Moka

2016, Frédéric Mermoud, France/Switzerland, 89 min. With Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye.

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Show Times

  • Fri, Jun 23rd 8:15pm
  • Sat, Jun 24th 5:15pm
  • Sun, Jun 25th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jun 26th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jun 27th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 28th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jun 29th 8:00pm
Chicago premiere!

“An elegantly lean, low-temperature thriller…a Chabrol-like slow burn.” — Guy Lodge, Variety

“The kind of psychological thriller that could’ve been written by Patricia Highsmith…classy and classical.” — Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter

In this low-key suspense tale based on Tatiana de Rosnay's novel, an unsettling stalking game driven by obsession plays out when Diane (Devos), a bereaved mother, acts the sleuth in search of the hit-and-run driver she believes killed her teenage son. Director Mermoud (ACCOMPLICES) mediates the darkness of intentions with sunny, hard-edged brightness as the story traverses Switzerland’s Lake Geneva between Lausanne and the resort town of Évian, where Diane clumsily targets a mild-mannered middle-aged beauty consultant (Baye) and her fitness instructor partner, posing as a buyer for their recently repaired vintage chocolate-colored Mercedes, then feigning an increasingly cloying friendship. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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