Duelles (Mother’s Instinct)

  •   Olivier Masset-Depasse
  •   Belgium, France
  •   International Feature Competition
  •   Drama, Thriller, Women's Experiences


Alfred Hitchcock references abound in this deliciously designed psychological thriller set in 1960s Brussels. Suburban wives Alice and Céline live side by side in identical bourgeois houses, functioning almost like two halves of a single family. They are best friends, as are their sons, Theo and Maxime—until one day a tragic accident breaks the perfect harmony between the clans, and paranoia and distrust take hold.

  •  French with subtitles
  •  97 minutes


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International Competition Patron

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation