Some things are forgivable, some are irrevocable. Between daughters and mothers, they are often both. In co-writer/director Laura Schroeder’s second feature film, three generations of women navigate the commitments and challenges of maternal love. Grandmother Elisabeth (the impeccable Isabelle Huppert) hasn’t seen her daughter in 10 years. Catherine (Lolita Chammah, Huppert’s own daughter) abandoned not only her mother, but her daughter, Alba, whom Elisabeth is raising exactly as she raised Catherine, right down to her strict training as a competitive tennis player.
After many years of treatment for depression and substance abuse, Catherine shows up out of the blue at tennis practice, desperate to renew her relationship with her daughter. She convinces Elisabeth—and Alba—to give them a few hours alone. A few hours stretches into several unauthorized days at a long-unvisited family chalet in the woods, where all three women must eventually face the ghosts of then and now.
In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize.
|Running Time:||112 minutes|
|Producers:||Pol Cruchten, Sébastien Delloye, Jeanne Geiben, Sebastian Schelenz|
|Principal Cast:||Isabelle Huppert, Lolita Chammah, Themis Pauwels, Charles Müller|
|Music:||Petra Jean Phillipson|
|Screenwriter:||Marie Nimier, Laura Schroeder|