Director/screenwriter: Yves Caumon
Cast: Sandrine Kimberlain, Clement Sibony, Bruno Todeschini
Spare on dialogue but easy on the eye, this enigmatic film set around Bordeaux tells of Anne (Sandrine Kimberlain) who works as a chef although we never actually never get to see her cooking. She is reserved with colleagues but one of them takes a fancy to her even though she resists his constant advances. Raphael (Clement Sibony) is drop-dead gorgeous but Anne needs to be alone to process her feelings of grief over a tragic past. The delicately emerging story, gentle camera work and subtle performances are what makes this film a really touching portrait of a woman in crisis.
Meredith Taylor c