When Margaux Meets Margaux

Directed by: Sophie Fillières
France | 97 minutes
uk-premiere
best-international-feature
best-director
best-performance
best-screenplay
best-cinematography
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 4
Thu 4th Oct 20:30
Q&A with Sophie Fillieres (Director)

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Sun 7th Oct 15:00

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A young woman called Margaux divides her days between shoplifting and two uninteresting boyfriends, lives with her best friend, Esther, and plans a short trip to visit her parents in Lyon. Meanwhile, an older woman called Margaux returns from her home in Lyon to attend the funeral of her old flatmate, Esther, with whom she long ago lost touch. After the two Margauxes meet at a house party, they begin to believe they are the same person at different ages. And while young Margaux realises she can ask older Margaux about the outcomes of her one-night stands, the older Margaux becomes convinced that she could potentially prevent young Margaux from making the same bad decisions that resulted in her lonely and unsatisfying middle-age life. Like GROUNDHOG DAY, Sophie Fillières's film refuses to let the logic behind the timeslip get in the way of allowing its ramifications to play out to their full effect. Buoyed by accomplished lead performances from Sandrine Kiberlain and Agathe Bonitzer - who, despite bearing no resemblance to each other, are thoroughly convincing as the same woman - the result is a wry and often witty drama about whether some mistakes are in fact better off making. Marc David Jacobs
Original Title
La Belle Et La Belle
Runtime
97
Cast
Sandrine Kiberlain
Agathe Bonitzer
Melvil Poupaud
Country
France
Director(s)
Sophie Fillières
Writer(s)
Sophie Fillières
Producer(s)
Julie Salvador
Executive Producer(s)
Julie Salvador
Screening Status
UK Premiere