Pin It


Directed by Cédric Klapisch (IFC Films)

Director Cédric Klapisch and actor Romain Duris reunite for this film centering on Duris’s character, Pierre, a former dancer. Pierre’s heart is failing and he’s waiting on the transplant list. Meanwhile, life goes on around him, everywhere, especially in a city of the size and scope of Paris. Klapisch captures the city’s density. People cross paths and sometimes something lasting happens, sometimes nothing. This is the simple truth Klapisch examines through the main story of Pierre and his sister Élise (the wonderfully wound Juliette Binoche), who wants to care for him but on her terms, and several interconnected subplots; the best of these are the two brothers, a historian and an architect, dealing with life after their father’s death.

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Pin It


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Sean Flinn

Get more Halifax

Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

Coast Top Ten

© 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.