Valérie Massadian | France 2017, 128 minutes |
5pm, Saturday 28 July | New Farm Cinemas
A quietly moving and unassumingly profound film about growing up, young motherhood, and life’s chance occurrences – Jordan Cronk, Film Comment
Massadian’s latest film begins as a tender story of two young lovers and their lives on the fringes of provincial France, before shifting towards one of cinema’s finest depictions of motherhood. Milla and Leo live and care for one another clandestinely, their meager furnishings and sustenance countered by a love for which there is neither a logic nor substitute. But where is there to go in the wake of loss? Milla considers every dimension of love, loyalty, and grief through a poetic, startling vision that recalls the likes of Barbara Loden and Chantal Akerman while remaining without precedent.
Language: French with English Subtitles
Distribution: Courtesy of Gaïjin and Valérie Massadian
Unrated 15 +