Dir. Valérie Donzelli, 2012, France, 80 min, DCP, color
With Valérie Lemercier, Jérémie Elkaïm, Béatrice de Staël, Valérie Donzelli, Serge Bozon
In French with English subtitles
When Hélène Marchal and Joachim Fox meet, their lives couldn’t be more different. Hélène, a bit of a snob, runs the prestigious Paris Opera ballet school. Joachim, far from the hustle and bustle of Paris, works for a mirror maker. Upon a chance meeting, a strange power pulls the opposites together. From the moment they meet – and against their will – Hélène and Joachim begin a lovers’ dance they are powerless to stop.
“Romantic and optimistic to its core, Hand In Hand is shot and edited with Nouvelle Vague verve and nonchalance.” Lee Marshall, Screen Daily