Q&A with Victoria Musiedlak on Mar. 3

When she’s abruptly called into work after a night at the club, inexperienced 26-year-old lawyer Nora (Noée Abita) must travel in the wee hours to the northern city of Arras, where she’s tasked with monitoring the interrogation of Jordan (Alexis Neises), the teenage suspect in a murder case. Drawing on prior professional experience mostly limited to financial disputes, Nora finds herself challenged by both the complications of the investigation and her uneasy attraction to the officer in charge, cocky and dominant Servan (Anders Danielsen Lie, The Worst Person in the World). With her tense feature filmmaking debut, writer-director Victoria Musiedlak constructs a thoughtful thriller around a captivating and textured performance from Abita, a rapidly rising star of French cinema last seen at Rendez-Vous 2021 in Slalom.