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Director: Sophie Fillières

102 minutes // France // 2014

Amidst a schedule of art openings, sessions with their personal trainer, social events and hiking, middle-aged couple Pomme and Pierre spend their time bickering.

During one of their woodland walks an argument erupts: Pomme, tired of always trying to patch things up, snatches Pierre’s rain-coat, fleece and backpack and flees into the forest to spend the night. Not knowing what to do, Pierre goes home…

Through the colourful pairing of Devos and Amalric, writer-director Fillières blends slapstick and farce with agile and inventive dialogue in this tragic-comic tale. (MPR)

Director’s Note: Devos, a regular collaborator with Sophie Fillières, is exquisite as Pomme, alongside Amalric’s Pierre – impenetrable, unbending and yet somehow charming.

Panorama selection, Berlin Film Festival 2014

Showing as part of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival 2014 (November 19th – 30th).

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