Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy — they’re friends, sometimes lovers, and often both. The latest from Jacques Audiard — co-written by Céline Sciamma (see also: PETITE MAMAN, opening May 6) is a freewheeling ensemble picture rendered in low-key B&W.
“Few films have accurately captured the definitive Millennial experience — lovelorn, cash-strapped, self-absorbed, and tech-addicted — though a few have tried, and some even succeeded… [It] manages to capture both the real pitfalls and bouts of joy inherent to twentysomethings’ relationships. In particular, Sciamma’s contribution is palpable in the film’s vibrant portrayal of young people and their romances.” —Caroline Tsai, The Playlist “It’s the quartet of actors at the heart of the story who really deserve all the praise: in a pleasurable two-hour runtime, they feel fully-realised and sympathetic. Newcomer Lucie Zhang is particularly impressive, cutting an acerbic but vulnerable figure as Émilie, caught between familial expectation and her own interests.” —Hannah Strong, Little White Lies