Both Sides of the Blade

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Showings

The Main 1 Mon, May 9 7:10 PM
The Main 1 Thu, May 12 4:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Avec amour et acharnement
Programs:Special Presentations
Women & Film
Tags:Drama
Women Directors
Romance
Francophone
Relationship
Release Year:2022
Runtime:116 min
Country/Region:France
Language:French
Print Source:IFC Films
Cast/Crew
Director:Claire Denis
Executive Producer:Emilien Bignon
Christine De Jekel
Producer:Olivier Delbosc
Cinematographer:Eric Gautier
Screenwriter:Christine Angot
Claire Denis
Editor:Sandie Bompar
Guy Lecorne
Emmanuelle Pencalet
Composer:Tindersticks
Principal Cast:Juliette Binoche
Vincent Lindon
Grégoire Colin

Description

In Claire Denis’ latest masterpiece, Sara (Juliette Binoche) and her husband, Jean (Vincent Lindon), are deeply in love well into their 50s. But Jean, a retired rugby player with a prison record, can’t hold a job or maintain a relationship with his son. Enter François (Grégoire Colin), a friend to both, and a potential threat.

Sara and Jean have a good life, even if it’s uneven: Sara is a popular radio host, but Jean is a shadow of his former self. He can’t hold down a job and his teenage son is distant from him. When François, an ex-boyfriend of Sara’s and former rugby player himself opens a sports agency and wants Jean to work with him, it seems too good to be true. And as in every Claire Denis film, it is: simmering tensions begin to roil the couple, with disastrous results. Brilliantly directed, with fierce performances by Binoche and Lindon, Both Sides of the Blade is a must-see.


Director Biography

Claire Denis

Claire Denis was born in 1976 in Paris (raised in colonial Africa in four different countries) and has since created a body of work that has influenced scores of filmmakers. Her masterpieces include Chocolat (1988), Beau travail (1999), 35 Shots of Rum (2008) and White Material (2009), among many others.