Thursday, November 4 – Renoir Theatre – 5:00 pm
(Screening ends at 6:52 pm)
+ Short Film Presentation: FAMADIHANA



Presented in Association with:

France TV Distribution,
France Televisions,
Women In Film

North American Premiere | France | 2021 | Thriller, Film Noir, Drama | 102 min |
In French with English subtitles

Directed by: Nicole Garcia
Written by: Jacques Fieschi, Nicole Garcia
Produced by: Philippe Martin, David Thion (Les Films Pelléas), Mars Films, France 3 Cinéma

Cinematography: Christophe Beaucarne
Film Editing: Frédéric Baillehaiche, Juliette Welfling
Original Score: Grégoire Hetzel
Cast: Stacy Martin (Lisa Redler), Pierre Niney (Simon), Benoît Magimel (Léo Redler), Roxanne Duran (Nathalie), Grégoire Colin (Paul), Christophe Montenez (Pierre-Henri)
International Sales: France TV distribution

When a drug deal goes wrong, young lovers, Lisa and Simon, are forced to go their separate ways, only to cross paths again years later. That’s when the plot thickens… Actor-turned-director Nicole Garcia delivers a good old-fashioned film noir, complete with doomed lovers, murder, lust, deceit, a deadly romantic triangle, and even a wink at Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing. The lushly elegant film moves from Paris to the isle of Mauritius to Geneva, and is deftly brought to life by a superb trio of actors — a guilt-ridden Pierre Niney, femme fatale Stacy Martin, and a particularly sinister Benoît Magimel.

Co-writer/director Nicole Garcia left her native Algeria after graduating from high school, and started taking acting classes while in law school. She began to appear in TV movies in 1969 and was singled out in Bertrand Tavernier’s Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975). She has over 90 acting credits to her name, including Philippe de Broca’s Le Cavaleur (1978), for which she won a César Award for Best Supporting Actress; Alain Resnais’ My American Uncle (1980); Claude Sautet’s Garçon (1983); Brigitte Rouen’s Overseas (1990); Luc Bondy’s Ne fait pas ça (2004); Claire Simon’s God’s Offices (2008) and Gare du Nord (2013); as well as the hit Netflix series Lupin (2021). Garcia also began directing early in her career. Her first short, 15 août (1986), premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and was followed by nine features, including: Every Other Weekend (1990), Le fils préféré (1995), Place Vendôme (COLCOA 1999), The Adversary (2002), Selon Charlie (2006), and A View of Love (COLCOA 2011). Lovers premiered in competition at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.

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