Director Dominik Moll and writer Gilles Marchand will introduce this screening.
Middle class couple Michel (Laurent Lucas) and Claire (Mathilde Seigner) are en route to their dilapidated holiday home with their three daughters. Stopping at a petrol station, Michel is approached by Harry (Sergei López), who insists to Michel’s bemusement that they were old school friends. Offering to lend a hand with the holiday home renovations, Harry begins to insinuate himself into their lives in increasingly sinister fashion. Reminiscent of the thrillers of Hitchcock and Claude Chabrol, Dominik Moll’s blackly comic exercise in sustained tension is approaching the status of a modern classic. (Notes by David O’Mahony)
Screening as part of IFI French Film Festival 2016