Feature Film
Louise by the Shore

Louise en hiver
Introduced by director Jean-François Laguionie

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Ages 10 and up
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Jean-François Laguionie, 2016, 75 min
In French with English subtitles

On the last day of summer, Louise, who has been vacationing in a small seaside town, realizes that the last train has departed without her. She suddenly finds herself alone—a septuagenarian Robinson Crusoe—and forced to confront the oncoming winter alone.

A novel reinvention of a desert island story, Laguionie’s poignant and personal allegory for aging follows Louise as she scavenges food, finds her Friday in a canine companion (voiced by Laguionie himself), eschews rescue, and reflects on her life.