Á Plein Temps
Date & Time: Friday September 2nd / 8:30pm
Location & Tickets: The Gate Cinema
Details: Eric Gravel / 87 mins / France / 2021
Starring: Laure Calamy, Anne Suarez, Geneviéve Mnich
Synopsis: Julie (Laure Calamy) goes to great lengths to raise her two children in the countryside while keeping her job in a Parisian luxury hotel. When she finally gets an interview for a job that would move her up the ladder, a national strike breaks out, paralysing the public transport system. The fragile balance that Julie has established is jeopardised. Julie then sets off on a frantic race against time, at the risk of faltering. A portrait of a very contemporary struggle, superbly realised.
“Hitchcock and a train strike make for a superb French drama. Laure Calamy has an extraordinary ability to project warmth, as well as strength. Her character here is down but never out. Her emotions are clear, her face an open book. That gives her performance a superb intimacy and credibility.” – Sydney Morning Herald.