Coachella Valley Premiere
Mousse and Louis are young, beautiful, rich and in love. But drugs have invaded their lives. One day, they overdose and Louis dies. Mousse survives, but soon learns she's pregnant. Feeling lost, Mousse runs away to a house far from Paris. Several months later, Louis's gay brother Paul (French singer Louis-Ronan Choisy) joins her in her refuge. The two strangers gradually develop an unusual and deeply moving relationship as Ozon continues his unique exploration of the nature of family and blood ties. Also starring Isabelle Carré, Pierre Louis-Calixte, Melvil Poupaud.
Opens in NY on 9/10 and in LA on 9/17.
Director: Francois Ozon ("Swimming Pool", "Time To Leave" & "8 Women")
Writers: Mathieu Hippeau, François Ozon
Distributor: Strand Releasing
Runtime: 88 min
Language: French w/English subtitles
Parents Guide: NR
FESTIVALS: Toronto International Film Festival , Canada; San Sebastián Film Festival, France; Donostia-San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain; Sarlat Film Festival, France; Dubai International Film, Festival, United Arab Emirates; International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands; Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden; Angers Film Festival , France; Pantalla Pinamar Festival, France; Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong, Festival du Film Francophone, Greece; Transilvania International Film Festival, Romania; Provincetown International Film Festival, USA
AWARDS: San Sebastián International Film Festival, France, Special Prize of the Jury, François Ozon
“Isabelle Carré, who plays Mousse, gives a mesmerizing performance. Much of the film relies completely on her and she handles the difficult role beautifully. Louis-Ronan Choisy also gives an outstanding performance as Paul …” SoundOnSight
Official website w/Press Kit: http://www.therefuge-themovie.com/pro.html
showing with “BETRAYED”
Runtime: 9 min
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