Suzanne – Katell Quillévéré
Section: Critics’ Week
Buzz: I know her debut feature, Love Like Poison, left a lot to be desired for many, but based solely on the strength of her short film With All My Might, Quillévéré deserves at least three strikes before being ousted from the ‘must see whatever she does’ list. Critics Week opening films actually have a fairly solid track record, so look for this to potentially be one of this year’s out-of-nowhere breakout hits.
The Gist: Suzanne and Maria are sisters who are extremely close. They have a happy childhood despite the absence of their mother, who passed away when they were still little girls. Nicolas, their, at times clumsy, but loving father runs the household the very best he can, until the day that Suzanne gets pregnant. Little Charly arrives and the family gets bigger. Years go by, Suzanne meets Julien, a bit of a bad boy, and they fall hopelessly in love… She runs away with him abandoning everyone and leaving everything behind.