Following his revisionist western The Sisters Brothers, Jacques Audiard returns to Paris and collaborates with Portrait Of A Lady On Fire writer-director Céline Sciamma, along with Léa Mysius, on an adaptation of Adrian Tomine’s award-winning 2015 collection of graphic short stories Killing And Dying.
Set in the French capital’s thirteenth arrondissement, Audiard’s film charts the interwoven relationships between four twenty-somethings, played by Lucie Zhang, Makita Samba, Savages lead singer Jehnny Beth, and Noémie Merlant. Capturing a very different Paris to the one seen in his previous films, which were dominated by the city’s underworld, this is a modern story of love and life, reflecting the shifting attitudes towards identity and fidelity.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: French with subtitles