Wednesday, November 3 – Renoir Theatre – 8:00 pm
(Screening ends at 10:00 pm)
Followed by a discussion with Writer/ director Carine Tardieu
+ Short Film Presentation: THE RIGHT WORDS


Presented in Association with:
MK2 Films,
Air Tahiti Nui,
Women In Film

North American Premiere | France | 2022 | Romance, Drama | 133 min | In French with English subtitles

Directed by: Carine Tardieu
Written by: Carine Tardieu, Agnès de Sacy, Solveig Anspach (original version)
Produced by: Patrick Sobelman (Agat Films & Cie /Ex Nihilo), Antoine Rein, Fabrice Goldstein (Karé Productions)
Cinematography: Elin Kirschfink
Film Editing: Christel Dewynter
Original Score: Alisha Heng
Cast: Fanny Ardant (Shauna), Melvil Poupaud (Pierre), Cécile de France, Sharif Andoura, Florence Loiret Caille, Manda Touré, Sarah Henochberg
International Sales: MK2 Films

Co-writer/director Carine Tardieu turns the typical May-December romance on its head with this discreet love story about a soulful 45-year-old oncologist who falls deeply in love with a beautiful, very independent 70-year-old retired architect. Melvil Poupaud’s and Fanny Ardent’s nuanced performances bring a fullness and depth to those characters, bypassing the usual clichés; expressing the thrill, anguish and vulnerability of falling in love — at any age — and revealing how true love is not at all blind, but flies in the face of the confines and preconceptions that society often likes to saddle it with.

Co-writer/director Carine Tardieu worked her way through several posts on film crews and wrote numerous episodes of the TV series College Days (2002), before directing her first shorts, Les baisers des autres (2003) and L’aîné de mes soucis (2004), which won the Audience Award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. She then went on to direct four features — La tête de maman (2007); The Dandelions (COLCOA 2013); Just to Be Sure (2017); and The Young Lovers, which is based on the final script by gifted, very promising filmmaker Solveig Anspach. Anspach unfortunately passed away before completing the project, which was inspired by her own mother’s life. The film premieres at COLCOA before its French release.

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