To spy on her lover Ludo, a photographer many years her junior, Claire (Juliet Binoche), a fifty-year-old university professor and single mother of two teenagers, creates a fake profile on social media where she masquerades as Clara, a beautiful twenty four-year-old. She begins an online relationship with Ludo’s assistant, Alex (François Civil), and as their flirtations intensify, she increasingly succumbs to the allure of this parallel world, titillated by the opportunity to be ‘young again’. Framed through conversations with her therapist, Claire’s deceptions lead her towards dangerous territory.
Director’s Note: Adapted from Camille Laurens’s novel, this vertiginous drama, featuring a disquieting and alluring Juliette Binoche, offers more than one twist.
Berlinale Special Gala Presentation, Berlin International Film Festival 2019
Screening as part of IFI French Film Festival – November 13th to 24th. Multi-film tickets available directly from the IFI Box Office: 5 films for €50, 10 films for €90.
Please note that due to the Club status of this film, only persons 18 years and over will be admitted to this screening.