Tuesday, April 23, 2024
4pm & 7:30pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Dir. Justine Triet, 2019, France, 101min, DCP, Color
Starring Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel, Sandra Hüller, Laure Calamy, Niels Schneider
In French with English subtitles

This sly, sultry, character-driven comedic thriller follows Sibyl (Virginie Efira), a psychotherapist who quits her practice to pursue her passion for writing. As she drops patients, she struggles to manage her newfound time and lack of inspiration—until she gets a call from Margot (Adèle Exarchopoulos), a young actress having an affair with her costar Igor (Gaspard Ulliel), who is married to the film’s director Mika (Sandra Hüller). As Sibyl becomes enmeshed in Margot’s life, she blurs past and present, fiction and reality, and the personal with the professional as she uses Margot’s drama as material for her novel.

2019 Cannes Film Festival
2019 Toronto International Film Festival
2019 New York Film Festival

“An elegant and clever portrait of a creative crisis” –Indiewire

“A chic, blackly comic psychodrama” –Variety

“Effortlessly evocative” –Cinema Scope

“Smart and absorbing” –LA Times