Director: Sylvain Desclous

105 mins, France, 2023, Digital, Subtitled

Summer 2019: Madeleine (Rebecca Marder), a brilliant activist from a modest background, is preparing for her oral exam at an elite French school to study and become a politician. Madeleine’s partner Antoine (Benjamin Lavernhe), from a wealthy background, is also an aspiring politician. On holidays at Antoine’s family home in Corsica, the couple are involved in a road incident with fatal consequences. Keeping this secret binds them closer together but is a heavy burden. Reminiscent of a Chabrol-style psychological thriller, Sylvain Desclous’s skillfully written drama brings a sharp sense of reality to the continuing class struggle in French society.

Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival, November 15 – 26.

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