A love story separated in time. In 1960s Paris, Jacqueline gets by with her disabled son. In present day Montreal, a famous DJ is recovering from a painful divorce. Like in a puzzle, their lives come together in mysterious ways.
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The extremely brief shots.The older daughter’s astute observances, eg “he smells good”, to her mother, as he heads to a “meeting” with his future wife. The flight attendant line dance. The breastfeeding. The airport arrival of an all-Down’s-Syndrome flight. The performances of physical intimacy. The most beautiful gutter puddle ever. The man who passes by in the distance outside the secluded spa. The silent scream.
I really enjoyed this film, it has a simple theme of love and letting go as slow pace and dual narratives keeps you intrigued throughout. Also, the cinematography and performances were nothing to scoff at too.
Struck by the sheer out-of-nowhere awesomeness of this film (seriously, I never heard the news related to this film around last year), keep repeating along the way that this is the swellest Canadian film since C.R.A.Z.Y. Completely unaware that...................this is from the guy who brought us C.R.A.Z.Y.