Twenty-five year old Bibiane is not only beautiful but extremely successful. Born and raised in a wealthy and influential family, she now manages several exclusive boutiques. And yet, in spite of her busy lifestyle, there is a profound emptiness in her life. She may have her work and her luxury apart- ment but she spends her nights in the fashionable clubs. An unwanted pregnancy and a series of incorrect financial decisions which could mean the end of her business, mark the beginning of a downturn in her fortunes. Following an abortion, Bibiane starts spending even more time than before in the bars, desperately trying to forget her problems in the arms of a rapid succession of lovers. Her best friend tries to make her see sense – in vain.
One night, having drunk too much, she causes an accident and drives off. The man she knocks down dies.
The next morning she cannot seem to remember anything, but soon learns that she is to blame for what happened. She begins to lose control of her life. She tries to find out about her victim, an immigrant who worked at the fish market. Inside, she is torn to pieces; her inner turmoil prompts her to think of suicide. She is just about to put an end to it all when she meets Evian, the son of the man she ran over and killed. –Berlinale
Denis Villeneuve (born October 3, 1967 in Gentilly, Quebec) is a Quebecois film director and writer. He is a two-time winner of the Genie Award for Best Director, for Maelström in 2001 and Polytechnique in 2010.