Une autre vie
France, 2013, 95 Minute Running Time
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: French English Sub-Titles
Playing with the tropes of romantic melodrama in a way the would make Douglas Sirk proud, writer/director Emmanuel Mouret takes the ingredients essential to the eternal love triangle – here embodied by Virginie Ledoyen (8 Women), Joey Starr (Polisse) and Italian up-and-comer Jasmine Trinca (The Son’s Room) – and carefully refashions them into a sumptuous, gorgeously photographed tale for our times.Famous pianist Aurore (Trinca), felled by a combination of mental and physical exhaustion, is recovering in her South of France abode when she meets security installer Jean (Starr).
Romance blossoms, but Jean’s longtime lover Dolorès (Ledoyen) refuses to just step aside and let Jean and Aurore begin a new life. The stage is set for actions – a car crash, a life-changing injury, desperate lovers determined to break free – and dialogue aimed at deliberately heightening the moody, dark-tinged sense of romance that is the film’s raison d'être.
At least one critic has likened Lovers to Truffaut’s "The Woman Next Door" and that is as apt a comparison as can be made.
DIRECTOR: Emmanuel Mouret
Producer: Frédéric Niedermayer
Editor: Martial Salomon
Screenwriter: Emmanuel Mouret
Cinematographer: Laurent Desmet
Music: Grégoire Hetzel
Principal Cast: Jasmine Trinca, Joey Starr, Virginie Ledoyen, Stéphane Freiss, Bernard Verley, Ariane Ascaride, Thibault Vinçon
Filmography: L’Art d’aimer (2011)
Fais-moi plaisir! (2008)
Un baiser s’il vous plait (2007)
Changement dd’addresse (2006)
Vénus et Fleur (2003)