Cédric Klapisch / France / Romance, Comedy-drama / Subtitles / 110 minutes / 2019 / Colour

“30-somethings Rémy (François Civil) and Mélanie (Ana Girardot) both live alone in Paris. They take the same métro, shop in the same grocery store, going home to their apartments in two adjacent buildings, yet they have never met. Collaborating with young cinematographer Elodie Tahtane, Klapisch delivers a stylised, nuanced film with vibrant performances by the leads and a strong supporting cast of Camille Cottin, François Berléand and Simon Abkarian. French director Cédric Klapisch, is renowned for his astute contemporary social comedies Good Old Daze (Le Péril jeune); ‘Erasmus’ trilogy: Pot Luck (L’Auberge espagnole); The Russian Dolls (Les Poupées russes); and Chinese Puzzle (Casse-tête chinois). Fondly recalling his delightful early film When the Cat’s Away (Chacun cherche son chat), he returns to Paris to film this tender before-love story, an examination of urban isolation and what it means for a young generation to be single in our times of social media.” (Marie-Pierre Richard)

“An ambitious narrative gamble lies at the heart of Someone, Somewhere… An artfully filmed therapy drama with emotional wallop.” The Sunday Times

Fipresci Award, Toronto International Film Festival 2019; Special Jury Prize, San Sebastian International Film Festival 2019; Rotterdam International Film Festival 2020


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