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In Person: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
4 & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Online: Tuesday, January 25–Monday, January 31, 2022

Video introduction by filmmaker Sophie Letourneur




Dir. Sophie Letourneur, 2020, France, 101 min, DCP, color
With Marina Foïs, Jonathan Cohen, Jacqueline Kakou
In French with English subtitles

Jean Vigo Award

Claire (Marina Foïs) is a world-renowned piano prodigy. She travels the world, assisted and pampered by Frédéric (Jonathan Cohen), her husband-agent-coach-PA. They live in perfect harmony and don’t want children. Things are turned upside down after Frédéric witnesses unexpected childbirth during a Paris-New York flight. He now wants to do the unthinkable to get Claire pregnant!

In this popular comedy, Sophie Letourneur (Les Coquillettes) offers a provocative look, both burlesque and slightly uncomfortable, at pregnancy and gender roles.

“The director Sophie Letourneur, French cinema’s near-mumblecorean, fuses sketch comedy with documentary inquiry in this tale of an odd couple’s tangled journey to parenthood.” — Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Trailer