105 minutes, France, 2013, Colour, D-Cinema

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Taking time out from performing in an Ibsen play at a provincial theatre, actress Alix travels on an early morning train to Paris for an audition. On board, she notices a doleful, English speaking passenger, and though they only have a brief exchange when he asks for directions, she remains intrigued by him. Alix proceeds to have a difficult day; her mobile phone battery runs down, her credit card is maxed out and she cannot contact her elusive boyfriend, yet her initial anxiety passes and her trials prove to be liberating. She tracks down the man she saw that morning, and they make a connection. 

Centred on a perfectly measured performance from Emmanuelle Devos, and with Gabriel Byrne an ever reliable presence, Jérôme Bonnell delivers an affecting and humorous tale of a Parisian brief encounter with considerable class. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

There will be a French Film Club screening of this on December 10th at 18.10 (please note this time is contrary to that stated in the IFI December printed programme – apologies for any inconvenience). IFI and Alliance Française members can get discounted tickets for €7 to this screening. Please request at the IFI Box Office.

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