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SIMPLE PASSION

DIRECTED BY

Danielle Arbid

YEAR

2020

STARRING

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Official Competition | Cannes Film Festival 2020

Based on the book by Annie Ernaux

Simple Passion

© Gallimard, 1992

Danielle Arbid’s adaptation of Annie Ernaux’s acclaimed and controversial 1992 auto-fiction highlights the gulf that can exist between sex and love.

Hélène (Laetitia Dosch) is a single mother and university lecturer in a heated sexual relationship with the mysterious, married Russian diplomat, Alexandre (Sergei Polunin). Their arrangement is purely physical, yet her desire for him becomes an all-consuming obsession, as she loses her grip on the rest of her life, including her son.

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