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Paris, 13th District Les olympiades

  Jacques Audiard

  France     104 minutes

Synopsis

Training his camera on four young adults navigating relationships in the city of love, master filmmaker Audiard (Dheepan, A Prophet) transforms three short graphic novels by New Yorker illustrator Adrian Tomine into a lighthearted yet incisive meditation on sexuality, dating, and romance. Lucie Zhang delivers a standout performance as the bright yet underachieving Emilie, whose “friends with benefits” relationship with new roommate Camille (Makita Samba) upends her stubbornly blasé approach to life; Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s Noémie Merlant equally shines as Nora, whose search for new friends after a move to Paris is complicated by her resemblance to online cam girl Amber Sweet (Jehnny Beth). Written by Audiard with Portrait’s Celine Sciamma and Léa Mysius (Ava), the ravishing black-and-white drama sees the characters’ lives intersect and diverge, like the vagaries of love, unspooling with an irresistibly hypnotic energy.

 French with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 16 @ 8:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

In-Theater Screening

Tue, Oct 19 @ 8:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

Film Credits

  •   Jacques Audiard, Valérie Schermann
  •   Jacques Audiard
  •   Juliette Welfling
  •   Paul Guilhaume
  •   Lucie Zhang, Noémie Merlant, Makita Samba
  •   Rone

Sponsors

International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum