What starts as a sweet love story between chef Yann (Guillaume Canet, also known as the director of films such as Tell No One and Little White Lies and waitress and single mother Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) soon turns into something much darker when the financial pressures of opening a restaurant threaten to tear the couple apart. When Nadia takes a lucrative job in Montréal, she initially leaves her son with Yann. The two follow her when she suddenly stops contacting them. In this tale of life lived on the fringes, there is much that speaks to contemporary society.
Director’s Note: This raw, vibrant and acutely observed film demonstrates why Cédric Kahn is one of the most important French directors of his generation.
Showing as part of the 2012 IFI French Film Festival.