MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY (93 NR)
Lane, Bertie and Fred once shared a polyamorous relationship in New Orleans. Lane loved Bertie, Fred loved Bertie, they had a balance that worked… until it didn’t, and Lane vanished from their lives. Two years later, Bertie and Fred have gotten married and are living at Fred’s family home in the countryside of southern France.
When Lane unexpectedly shows up in Bertie’s seemingly idyllic new life, she finds her former lover much different than she remembers. Bertie is disillusioned in her jazz career, still grieving the loss of her mother, and clearly alienated in this small, white, European town. Lane attempts to recreate their old, carefree dynamic, hoping that her return might lighten Bertie’s mood — but Bertie isn’t having it. It seems time hasn’t healed all wounds… so Lane shifts her strategy when she meets Noa, a young artist and former soldier, quickly reigniting dormant jealousies.
English and French with English Subtitles
DIRECTOR: Marion Hill
SCREENWRITER: Marion Hill
CAST: Idella Johnson, Hannah Pepper, Lucien Guignard, Sivan Noam Shimon
“All told, it’s an absolutely enchanting pleasure that pulls us whole-bodied into its sway.”