Café de Flore

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Café de Flore

Jean-Marc Vallée (2011)

120min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Haunting and heartbreaking, director Jean-Marc Vallée's romantic drama is an electrifying multilayered experience. The struggle faced by a mother of a boy with Down's syndrome in 1969 Paris (a remarkable performance from Vanessa Paradis) is interwoven with the globetrotting life of a present-day Montreal DJ (singer/songwriter Kevin Parent) whose ex-wife just can't let go of her soulmate. Both intriguing stories eventually connect with a shattering genre-bending assurance that asks big questions about the power of love, parenting skills and the paranormal. Just like Vallée's breakthrough hit CRAZY, music is a vital element to the mix, with Matthew Herbert's title track and selections from Sigur Rós, the Cure and Pink Floyd fitting perfectly with Vallée's images. Bold and uncompromising, passionate and profound, this is an intoxicating triumph that bristles with sly innovation.

Summary

Premiere. In 1969, a single mother raises a son with Down's syndrome. When she is told he is unlikely to live past 25, she resolves to make his short life as happy as possible. In 2011, a famous DJ's happy family life is threatened by his troubled ex-wife. Gradually, a connection between the two stories emerges. Drama, with Vanessa Paradis and Kevin Parent. In French.

Cast & Crew

Jacqueline Vanessa Paradis
Antoine Godin Kevin Parent
Carole Hélène Florent
Rose Evelyne Brochu
Laurent Marin Gerrier
Véronique Alice Dubois
Amélie Evelyne de la Chenelière
Julien Godin Michel Dumont
Juliette Joanny Corbeil-Picher
Angéline Rosalie Fortier
Director Jean-Marc Vallée
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Other Information

Language: French Colour Theatrical distributor: Momentum Pictures Guidance: Swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse, nudity. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 11 May 2012

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