Grand Central

Grand Central

Directed by: Rebecca Zlotowski

Saturday, March 8, 2014

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Director Rebecca Zlotowski in person!

A nuclear power plant serves as the setting for a forbidden romance as volatile as the facility itself in the intense, brilliantly acted second feature from Rebecca Zlotowski (Belle Epine). Gary (A Prophet‘s Tahar Rahim) is a poor, unskilled laborer looking for easy money and a place to fit in. Karole (Léa Seydoux) is the fiancée of longtime plant employee Toni (Denis Ménochet), one of the many underpaid men and women who daily brave illness and possible death from radiation poisoning. Soon Gary and Karole fall rapturously in love, and their moonlit trysts in the bucolic surrounding countryside pose a growing threat to the staff’s tight-knit bonds. Zlotowski focuses both on the everyday routines of the workers and on the swooning passions of the love triangle at the film’s heart, with electronica pulsating on the soundtrack as her characters gamble ever more perilously in work and love. Olivier Gourmet is nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2014 César Awards.

Also screening Mar 9 at BAM and Mar 10 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014

94 Minutes, In French with English subtitles
France/Austria


""My favorite film [of Rendez-Vous]… a smoldering Lea Seydoux."
- Stephen Holden, New York Times


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