Synopsis

In 1970s France, country girl Delphine (Izïa Higelin) moves to Paris to break free from the shackles of her family and to gain independence. She meets Carole (Cécile de France), a Parisian activist involved in the stirrings of the feminist movement. The attraction between them is undeniable, and they embark on a passionate, all-consuming affair. When Delphine is recalled back to her parents’ farm in the aftermath of her father’s stroke, everything comes to a dramatic halt. Carole is left desolate in the city, unable to picture life without the younger woman, and shortly afterwards follows Delphine to the family home. It’s only when she ventures into Delphine’s world that Carole realises what is at stake for the two of them, when their love is tested by those closest to them. From vibrant scenes of civil unrest on the streets of Paris, to the lushly photographed rural landscape, director Catherine Corsini has crafted a radiant, sensual exploration of love between two women caught in a turbulent era.

Director

Catherine Corsini

Cast

Cécile de France: Carole Izïa Higelin: Delphine Noémie Lvovsky: Monique Kevin Azaïs: Antoine Laetitia Dosch: Adeline Benjamin Bellecour: Manuel Sarah Suco: Fabienne Nathalie Beder: Marie-Laure Calypso Valois: Charlotte Jean-Henri Compère: Maurice Bruno Podalydès: Professor Chambard


Crew

Catherine Corsini: Director / writer Laurette Polmanss: Writer Grégoire Hetzel: Original soundtrack Jeanne Lapoirie: Editor

Details

Original title: La belle saison Production year: 2015 DVD catalogue number: ART798DVD

Awards

2015 Locarno Variety Piazza Grande Award winner




Out now on DVD & on demand

GENRE: Drama, Romance

CERTIFICATE: 15

DIRECTOR: Catherine Corsini

CAST:
Cécile de France: Carole
Izïa Higelin: Delphine
Noémie Lvovsky: Monique
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CREW:
Catherine Corsini: Director / writer
Laurette Polmanss: Writer
Grégoire Hetzel: Original soundtrack
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DURATION: 105 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: French

AWARDS:
2015 Locarno Variety Piazza Grande Award winner

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  • “Witty and well-handled”

    David McGinty, The Skinny


  • “Higelin stands out as the movie’s true discovery”

    Eric Kohn, IndieWire


  • “Poignant... Higelin and de France and play their parts to perfection”

    CultureWhisper


  • “Beautifully realized”

    Peter Debruge, Variety


  • “Radiant, heartfelt performances”

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily


  • “An autobiographical drama bathed in a sun-kissed glow of nostalgia”

    Allan Hunter, Express

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