Suzanne (Lindon) is bored. She feels out of touch with her friends and classmates. Such ennui falls away when she encounters thirtysomething actor Raphaël. He’s appearing at a theatre on her route between school and home, and their regular encounters see them finding common ground in each other.
If the set-up sounds familiar, Lindon spices her film with more than enough surprises. In particular, a trio of musical numbers echo the everyday life song-and-dance routines of Jacques Demy’s beloved The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. And just as remarkable is the fact that Lindon wrote, directed and starred in this film when she was 20. It promises much from this new filmmaker, but taken on its own terms it is a refreshing delight.
Tickets for cinema screenings will go on sale after the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 May about Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown, which will confirm our reopening on 17 May. Priority booking will be available to HOME Friends, followed by HOME members with tickets on general sale from 13 May.