A love story about people separated by time and place but connected in profound and mysterious ways. The film chronicles the parallel fates of Jacqueline, a young mother with a disabled son in 1960s Paris, and Antoine, a recently-divorced, successful DJ in present day Montreal. What binds the two stories together is love – euphoric, obsessive, tragic, youthful, timeless love. «C.R.A.Z.Y. had set a challenge that Café de Flore has managed to meet, with the difference that the latter film explores in greater depth the realm of fantasy, confronting new themes […] C.R.A.Z.Y. literally gave me the wings to fly up high, to push me to explore unknown territories. Café de Flore is the fruit of this flight I took». (Jean-Marc Vallée) –Venice Days
(Montréal) studied Film at the Ahuntsic Collège and at the University of Montréal. In 1995 he made his feature debut with LISTE NOIRE (BLACK LIST) which was a roaring success with the public and was honored with nine Genie Award nominations. Ten years later, he returned to French-language features with the internationally acclaimed hit, C.R.A.Z.Y., selected for the Venice Days, distributed in over fifty countries and winning some twenty international festival awards – including the prestigious Best Canadian Film prize at the Toronto International Film Festival, 11 Genie Awards, 15 Jutra Awards, and the Golden Reel Award. In 2010 THE YOUNG VICTORIA, produced by Graham King and Martin Scorsese, won an Oscar for Best Costumes in 2010 and received nominations for Best Art Direction and Best Makeup. —venice-days.com
From beginning to end, it keeps you entranced in the lives of others and their (in)ability to connect and understand each other. The film reveals itself slowly and patiently. Beautiful cinematography and fantastic talent. Highly recommended!
On est prêt à pardonner beaucoup à ce film étonnant, labyrinthique et intriguant, même son mysticisme benêt (une simple comparaison aurait pourtant suffit, ce n’était pas la peine d’appuyer ainsi M… read review