3 COEURS / 3 HEARTS

SYNOPSIS
A stirring love-triangle tale, Benoît Jacquot’s 3 Hearts evokes some
of Hollywood’s greatest romances from the 1950s, such as An Affair
to Remember, yet brilliantly updates classical melodrama with its
own searing flourishes. After Paris-based tax auditor Marc (Benoît
Poelvoorde) misses his train home, he spends the night in a small town
in southern France, where he meets by chance the melancholic Sylvie
(Charlotte Gainsbourg). Immediately drawn to each other, they never
exchange names or numbers, instead agreeing to meet by a fountain
at the Jardin des Tuileries in the French capital. This romantic plan is
thwarted, however, when Marc, en route to the destination, suffers severe
chest pains and is rushed to the hospital. Dejected, Sylvie returns to her
unhappy marriage and soon leaves for the US; Marc, meanwhile, meets
and falls in love with another woman, Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni)—
who, unbeknown to him, just happens to be Sylvie’s beloved sister. Once
Marc realizes the connection between the two women, his excruciating
anxiety at being found out only heightens the near-operatic pitch of this
devastating story of passion, secrets, and betrayal.

“A touching, impeccably controlled drama.”
—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

DIRECTOR
Benoît Jacquot

SCREENPLAY
Benoît Jacquot and Julien Boivent

CAST
Catherine Deneuve
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Chiara Mastroianni
Benoît Poelvoorde

GENRE Drama
LANGUAGE French
RUNNING TIME 106’
PRODUCTION France, 2014
FORMAT(S) Blu-Ray, DCP, DVD

DISTRIBUTOR
Cohen Media Group