Paris, 13th District - Les Olympiades, Paris 13e
Q&A with Jacques Audiard and Lucie Zhang on March 4
Transplanting the work of graphic novelist Adrian Tomine from the U.S. to France, Palme d’Or–winner Jacques Audiard (Dheepan) dives into the mores of modern love in his latest film. A series of overlapping characters and stories begins with Émilie (Lucie Zhang), a young woman who hooks up with the first roommate she finds to supplement her income. Meanwhile, young Nora (Noémie Merlant) is mistaken for an online sex worker, Amber Sweet (Jehnny Beth, of the post-punk band Savages), and gets in touch with her, only to unexpectedly develop a connection. Casual sex, webcams, and fluidly intertwining relationships are all explored in this unsparing but nonjudgmental portrait of young Parisians in and out of love and lust. An IFC Films release.