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DES VENTS CONTRAIRES

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Paul (Benoît Magimel) still suffers terrible anxiety nearly a year after his beloved wife Sarah (Audrey Tautou, of AMÉLIE) disappears suddenly without trace and without premonition. Paul now lives alone with his two young children. He's exhausted himself in a fruitless search for answers. There's been no closure, only self-doubt and even guilt. Why not re-start his life from zero and move back with his kids to his home town of Saint-Malo, a charming historic port-city on the Channel? But this new beginning leads to unexpected events and even threats. And, there are no answers to be found in roaming the wind-swept coastal landscapes in contemplation of the past. All Paul and his children want is to live happier lives and an end to their self-questioning - "why did she do this to us?"

Director/actor Jalil Lespert has sensitively adapted Olivier Adam's best-selling book Des Vents Contraires into an intense and vibrant film. A bonus is the appearance of the stunning Marie-Ange Casta (sister of Laetitia), in a touching performance as Justine.

2011 FROM THE PAGE TO THE SCREEN- BEST ADAPTATION YOUNG PUBLIC PRIZE
HUBLOT D'OR BEST ADAPTATION - NOMINATION 
HUBLOT D'OR JURY COUP DE COEUR - NOMINATION

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Director :
Jalil Lespert
Producers :
WY Productions, Direct Cinema
Script :
Jalil Lespert, Olivier Adam, Marie-Pierre Huster
Cast :
Benoît Magimel, Isabelle Carré, Jean-Paul Rouve, Bouli Lanners, Audrey Tautou, Ramzy Bedia, Aurore Clément, Marie-Ange Casta
Duration :
88 minutes
Origin :
France
Year :
2011
Sales :
PTZ International
Selected Filmography :
24 mesures (2007)