In a sweeping love story spanning decades, a couple become one another’s saviours by hiding each other’s secrets in homophobic post-WW2 France.
Madeleine is a single mother working as a waitress when she meets writer Francois, and in desperate pursuit of a nuclear family, they wed quickly. Soon the cracks start to show, as Madeleine comes to grips with her husband’s hidden desires. This sumptuously shot film showcases how love can exist beyond social norms, and how deeply the ties can bind between two lost souls.
Content warning: contains suicide themes.
2023 Festival du Film Francophone – Winner Best Film and Best Actor
“Quillévéré weaves a Sirkian tale of guilt and unsuccessfully repressed desires that takes in homosexuality, race and polyamory.” – Screen Daily