IFI FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2016: THE STOPOVER

Delphine & Muriel Coulin

(VOIR DU PAYS)

Book Tickets

Director Muriel Coulin will partake in a post-screening Q&A on Nov 17th. Book tickets to this screening here.

Aurore (Ariane Labed) and Marine (singer-actress Soko), childhood friends and now military comrades, are dispatched with their platoon on a three-day course of ‘decompression’ to a gleaming Cyprus spa resort following a gruelling tour of duty in Afghanistan. Wild nights spent partying are juxtaposed with sober virtual reality aided group therapy sessions that expose barely-supressed tensions and anxieties.

This bracing second feature from the Coulin sisters examines the effects of post-traumatic stress syndrome and shines welcome light on the psyche of women in the military. (Notes by David O’Mahony.)

Director’s note: A chilling reflection on military violence and its profound effects on the psyche.

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2016.

102 mins • France / Greece • 2016 • Digital

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