Tales of amour fou (mad love) are as French as croissant and potentially as delicious. This one comes alive in the story of Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) a lawyer, who falls madly for a charming restauranteur, a player who hangs out with models and actors while living the night life.
Stuck in a rehab center after damaging her knee in a serious skiing accident that opens the film, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot), in a performance that won her the Best Actress Award at Cannes, replays her stormy 10 years with Georgio (Vincent Cassel) who seems an odd match, or so her brother Solal (Louis Garrel) thinks when she tells him that they’re falling recklessly in love. Actor-director Maïwenn captures the couple’s tempestuous relationship as a string of flash points, eruptions, betrayals, reconciliations, and life-altering decisions. Bercot and Cassel command every moment dominating the film’s wide, expansive frames as the movie stakes itself on their committed and nerve-fraying performances. For-me-dab(l) as they say.
(France / 2016 / Directed by Maïwenn)
R / 125 mins.