Guillaume Canet has assembled an outstanding cast of some of France’s finest actors – headed by the incandescent, Academy Award®-winning Marion Cotillard – to make this acutely observed drama of manners. A group gathering is hosted every year by a couple at their beautiful beach house where they kick-off their summer vacation by celebrating the birthday of one of the gang.
But this year is different. One of them is badly injured in a serious motorcycle accident just as they are about to leave Paris for their seaside reunion. His friends flock to his bedside, where their unconscious pal is still alive but in intensive care. Over the course of the next week, all the tensions within this group erupt into full daylight.
One of them, happily married, finds to his great surprise that he is wildly attracted to one of his best friends, a man. Claiming he’s not gay, he upsets his friend and stirs the suspicions of his wife, who wonders what’s amiss. The others all have similar challenges - some run into old lovers, while others pine for lovers who have no time for them anymore. Through a succession of incidents, the group is pulled apart and dragged together by their ties of loyalty and marriage.
Toronto International Film Festival Programme
Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of France in Ireland
Guillaume Canet will attend the screening