Both Sides of the Blade

Avec amour et acharnement (Closing Film)

Date & Time: Sunday Sept 4th / 8.30pm /

Location & Tickets: The Gate Cinema

Details: Claire Denis / France / 2022 / 120 mins

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin

Synopsis: Claire Denis’ piercing exploration features a trio of powerful performances by three of France’s greatest – Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon and Grégoire Colin.

Sara and Jean have been together for ten years. Happy in their relationship, the couple first met when Sara was living with François, Jean’s friend. Ten years later, Jean has done time in prison, the couple are still together, but like a storm out at sea, Sara catches a glimpse of François. Slowly, his presence starts to threaten the stability of the couple’s world. A psychological thriller that hints at the personal identity issues involved in human relationships.

“Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche, who have now made three films together, are a match made in a gloriously idiosyncratic heaven” – Cinemagicon.

“This is shrewd, distinctive filmmaking that challenges your own perceptions throughout” – San Jose News.