Synopsis: Maxim (Artem Alexeiev) is a young Muscovite who journeys from Russia to the south of France to visit his mother in her home amidst the lofty mountains of Montagne Sainte-Victoire. He finds her in poor health and is overwhelmed with grief when she abruptly passes away. In the throes of mourning, he reconnects with his French half-sister Marie Louise (Adele Exarchopoulos), whom he hardly saw. Despite the language barrier and accustomed estrangement, the pair grows closer through their shared sense of loss. Based on a novel by Nicolas Planchais, the film by Kosyrev-Nesterov features 2013 Palme d’Or winner Adèle Exarchopoulos, the young French actress whose memorable breakthrough role came in Abdellatif Kechiche’s Blue is the Warmest Color (2013).
The 25th Singapore International Film Festival 4 - 14 December 2014 #sgiff2014