A film by Jessica Palud based on the novel „L’amour sans le faire“ by Serge Joncour. German Premiere.
F 2019, 77 min, French Original with English Subtitles.
Rising stars Niels Schneider (Xavier Dolan’s „Les amours imaginaires“) and Adèle Exarchopoulos („Blue Is The Warmest Color“) in an intimate family drama which was rewarded the Orrizonti Award for best screenplay at the Venice Film Festival.
After hearing that his mother is fatally ill, Thomas returns to the remote farmhouse of his parents, from whom he grew estranged a long time ago. Slowly he learns about the economical turmoil the farm has gotten into, the recent fascination of his male relatives for right wing extremism and the true circumstances of other brother Mathieu’s death. Thomas experiences paternal rejection, visits his mother at her bedside and gets to know Mathieu’s ex Mona who lives at the farm with her son Alex. Spending time with his him, he slowly becomes a surrogate father while his sensitive ways also wake Mona’s interest.