2 Autumns, 3 Winters follows a trio of thirty-something Parisians as their lives interweave over this period. When endearingly shaggy Arman (Vincent Macaigne) takes up jogging, he bumps into Amélie (Maud Wyler). After this first encounter, we follow each separately until fate brings them together again. Benjamin (Bastien Bouillon), Arman’s best friend, suffers a stroke, and in the course of his recovery, falls for physical therapist Katia (Audrey Bastien).
Owing something to the American Mumblecore movement, it’s a charming film that nevertheless doesn’t shy away from the difficulties of relationships. (Notes by Kevin Coyne.)
ACID selection, Cannes 2013
Director’s Note: With constant interplay between what is said and what is shown, intelligence and humour flow through this highly original film.
This film is showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival (November 20th – December 1st, 2013).