IFI FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2016: MARIE AND THE MISFITS

Sébastien Betbeder

(Marie et les naufragés)

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Director Sébastien Betbeder will introduce this screening.

The alluring young Marie (Vimala Pons) breaks up with Antoine (Eric Cantona), a writer lacking in inspiration, preferring to let fate decide her future. Jobless journalist Siméon (Pierre Rochefort), finds Marie’s wallet in the street and in attempting to contact her meets Antoine who warns him of the danger of getting involved with Marie. Despite this, Siméon persists and embarks on a journey to an island in Brittany. In a reference to Alain Resnais, characters talk directly to camera, while the narrative is constantly diverted by chance encounters with people of seemingly peripheral importance. (Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard)

Director’s note: A novelistic, hugely inventive skewed love triangle, layering narratives between fiction and literature, always full of surprises.

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2016.

104 mins • France • 2016 • Digital

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