BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE (116 NR)

BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE

SUMMARY

Winter in Paris. BOTH SIDES OF THE BLADE tells the tale of a passionate love triangle. Jean (Vincent London) and Sara (Juliette Binoche) have been living together for 10 years. When they first met, Sara was living with François (Grégoire Colin), Jean’s best friend and an admirer from back when he played pro rugby. Jean and Sara love each other. One day, Sara sees François in the street. He does not notice her, but she is overcome by the sensation that her life could suddenly change. François gets back in touch with Jean. For the first time in years. He suggests they start working together again. From here on, things spiral out of control.

DIRECTOR:  Claire Denis
WRITERS:  Christine Angot, Claire Denis
CAST: Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin


 

REVIEW

"As is often the case with Denis’ films, [it] grows more illuminating as it gets hotter; what starts like a constrained and unusually jagged French drama is eventually forged into an incendiary portrait of three people."

David Ehrlich, IndieWire


Opens Jul 15