Sébastien Betbeder’s wry, touching Paris-set romantic comedy explores the hopes and anxieties of characters trying to settle into adulthood. As part of his regimen of self-improvement, aimless 33-year-old Arman (Vincent Macaigne) takes up jogging; while doing laps one day, he bumps into fellow fitness enthusiast Amélie (Maud Wyler). After several unsuccessful attempts to reconnect with her, Arman reunites with Amélie in quite a dramatic way: by saving her from muggers—an act of heroism that lands him in the hospital and that makes Amélie fall in love with him. As these two begin their relationship, Arman’s best friend from art school, Benjamin (Bastien Bouillon), suffers a health crisis of his own; during his convalescence, he begins a romance with his physical therapist, Katia (Audrey Bastien). Divided into several small chapters spanning the seasons of the title, Sébastien Betbeder’s film often pauses for the leads to directly address the camera, their first-person disquisitions further fleshing out the characters’ memories, fears, and desires. Evoking the spirit of the Nouvelle Vague, 2 Autumns, 3 Winters is above all a paean to real, face-to-face connection in an increasingly isolating virtual world.
A quirky French indie…filled with oodles of visual flourishes.
—Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
2 Autumns, 3 Winters is the palpable love of cinema on display!
—Craig Williams, Cinevue
Arman: Vincent Macaigne
Amélie: Maude Wyler
Benjamin: Bastien Bouillon
Katia: Audrey Bastien
Cannes Film Festival – ACID (Association for the Diffusion of Independent Cinema)
RUNNING TIME 93 min
PRODUCTION France, 2013
FORMAT(S) DCP, Blu-ray and DVD
$350 to $450
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