Christophe Honoré follows-up DANS PARIS
with this modernist musical about love and loss in Paris.
Taking its cue from Jacques Demy’s THE UMBRELLAS OF
CHERBOURG, the film is divided into three sections—“the
departure,” “the absence” and “the return.” The film
features 14 songs by composer Alex Beaupain.
Ismaël (Louis Garrel of THE DREAMERS and DANS PARIS) and
Julie (Ludivine Sagnier of SWIMMING POOL) are the ideal
young Parisian couple. They both have good jobs, a great
apartment and are considered part of each other’s families.
After several years together, they decide to add a spark to
their relationship and take on a third lover, Alice (Clotilde
Hesme of REGULAR LOVERS), Ismaël’s co-worker. She makes an
ideal partner at first but things soon become strained
between them. And when a tragic event occurs, everyone copes
in very different ways. Ismaël pulls away from everyone and
finds himself spending time with Erwann (Gregoire
Leprince-Ringuet of André Téchiné’s STRAYED), a wide-eyed
Breton college student. Their relationship both terrifies
and surprises Ismaël, but shows him that love is still
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