France

2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS [2 automnes 3 hivers]

Sébastien Betbeder's inventive indie rom-com combines 16mm New Wave-inspired visuals, whimsical animation, reality-style confessionals and a raft of pop cultural references, in-jokes and appropriations to create a 21st century portrait of young Parisians in love. Arman, a 33-year-old hipster with a comb-over and an affinity for Judd Apatow's FUNNY PEOPLE, half-gallantly, half-accidentally saves the beautiful Amélie from a pair of muggers. And their meet-cute (and dangerous) allows love to bloom. Meanwhile Benjamin, Arman's best friend from art school, has recently suffered a stroke, and falls for his physical therapist. "A quintessential example of mélancomédie...As for soon-to-break-out talents, I'm betting on Betbeder." –Gavin Smith, Film Comment. Official Selection, 2013 Cannes, London and Seattle Film Festivals.

DIR/SCR Sébastien Betbeder; PROD Frédéric Dubreuil. France, 2013, color, 93 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED S L

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