Official Competition | Cannes Film Festival 2020
Based on the book by Annie Ernaux
© 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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