A film by Geraldine Maillet
Paris - One night. A woman and a man meet in a restaurant. She
is beautiful. He falls for her. She is shy, he is bewitched. He talks,
she is cautious. He tries, she avoids. She hesitates, he insists. Then it is the start of an
intense relationship. During the night, masks fall off
and the seduction game gives in to sincere feelings. Will this love
last over a night ?
A film by Solveig Anspach
It's early summer and Agathe is back in France, at home in Montreuil. She has to get over her husband's death and return to her work as a film director. The unexpected arrival at her house of a couple of Icelanders, a sea lion and a neighbour that she has always desired yet never vanquished will give Agathe the strength to get her life back on track...
A film by STEFANO MORDINI
On this side the still mill works non-stop, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
On that side is the Elba Island, a dreamed-of paradise of happy families.
In between, nor here nor there, are Anna and Francesca on the bank of their secret beach. Grown up little girls, they are living their last summer of innocence before high school. Being beautiful while growing up in the working-class outskirts is hard and the only way to get by is to stick to their friendship that is as exclusive and powerful as love can be. Love is what keeps Alessio, Anna's brother, going. Factory worker to the core, he firmly believes in the labour values. Sure, it pays poorly but it gets you to bed stinking of clean sweat. Alessio could have every girl in town but his thoughts are set on the only one he has lost, his dream, Elena. One day love strikes, powerful and unexpected for all and life starts speeding, until it cracks, bleeds and brakes. Far behind the youth's world live the parents. Resigned and cruel models the kids swear never to resemble to. On each one of them inevitably lies the constant cycle of steel that no matter what, can never stop.
A film by Sandrine Bonnaire
After ten years, Jacques comes back to France to handle his father's succession. He had left France to live in the USA to escape a painful past he shared with Mado, his former wife, who in the meantime, built a new life with Stéphane and their 7 year old son, Paul. Upon his return, Jacques and Mado meet again; he asks to meet her son Paul; Mado hesitates, then accepts but hides it from her husband. Soon Paul and Jacques get close and they start to see each other secretly.