Paris, 13th District

Friday, April 15 - Thursday, May 19, 2022

Émilie (newcomer Lucie Zhang) rents her spare room to a handsome teacher (Makita Samba), but the two quickly become flatmates with benefits. Nora (Noémie Merlant, Portrait of a Lady on Fire) is mistaken for a webcam porn star and decides to track her counterpart down. Adapting a graphic novel by frequent New Yorker illustrator Adrian Tomine and filming in beautifully muted black and white in a decidedly unromantic corner of the City of Lights, Palme d’Or winner Audiard (A Prophet, Dheepan) explores love and longing in the 21st century.

“A silky, soulful black-and-white tapestry of single millennials seeking connection” – Peter Debruge, Variety

“Audiard’s touch here is light, sensitive and attentive as usual; you feel his fondness for these characters and their world in every frame.” Manhola Dargis, The New York Times

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival

  • Country France
  • Language In French and Mandarin with English subtitles
  • Running Time 105 minutes
  • Distributor IFC Films
  • Director Jacques Audiard
  • Cast Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Noémie Merlant
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Descriptive Audio

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