CAFÉ DE FLORE
In Jean-Marc Vallée's (C.R.A.Z.Y., DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, WILD) powerful transatlantic drama, two interwoven stories about love and destiny unfold across time and between continents. In present-day Montreal, successful DJ Antoine (singer-songwriter Kevin Parent in his acting debut) balances his career with his responsibilities to his new love (Évelyne Brochu, POLYTECHNIQUE, TOM AT THE FARM), his daughters and his ex-wife (Hélène Florent, SARAH PREFERS TO RUN). In 1969 Paris, Jacqueline (multihyphenate Vanessa Paradis, GIRL ON THE BRIDGE), a fiercely devoted mother of a young boy with Down syndrome, defies the doctors and her husband to fight for her son. DIR/SCR Jean-Marc Vallée; PROD Pierre Even; Marie-Claude Poulin. Canada/France, 2011, color, 120 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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