The director of C.R.A.Z.Y. returns with this elegiac yet exuberant paean to love. In modern Montreal, DJ Antoine embarks on a new affair with free spirit Rose whilst reflecting on his past life with teenage sweetheart Carole. In 1969 Paris, Jacqueline is a single mother: her son Laurent has Down’s syndrome. Fiercely protective and ambitious for her young son, Jacqueline’s intensely loving relationship is threatened when Laurent makes a new friend at school. This hugely cinematic and emotional film explores the possibilities of love, its hell and its heaven, and ultimately the promise of redemption.


Jean-Marc Vallée

FrCan 2011 121m