Alice and Louis are brother and sister. She is an actress; he was a teacher and poet. For more than 20 years, Alice has hated her brother. In all this time they haven’t seen one another. The death of their parents brings the siblings face to face.
A brother and a sister in their early fifties... Alice is an actress; Louis was a teacher and poet. Alice has hated her brother for more than twenty years. They haven’t seen each other in all that time – if by chance Louis ran into the sister, she’d ignore him and run away... But following the sudden death of their parents, brother and sister will be forced to see each other again. Arnaud Desplechin shines a light on intense sadness fuelled by rivalry and jealousy. Yet initially, there was love between Alice and Louis. Perhaps too much love. How did they get to this stage? And can they ever overcome it? As the pitch-perfect narrative unfolds, the director leads us through a nimble treasure hunt without ever force-feeding us answers to the questions. In Marion Cotillard and Melvil Poupaud, the director chose a hard-hitting pair capable of delivering intense looks and glances underpinned by subtle deftness. They are joined by Golshifteh Farahani, Patrick Timsit and Benjamin Siksou in a film that captures human passion to perfection.