Ursula Meier’s assured feature debut, boosted by the expert cinematography of Agnès Godard, boldly investigates the thin line between sanity and madness—the moments when family closeness becomes claustrophobia. Living at the end of an abandoned four-lane highway, Marthe and Michel enjoy a blissful, if highly unconventional, existence with their three children. What begins as a study of idiosyncratic domesticity seamlessly shifts into a portrait of psychological horror—and a cautionary tale about environmental disaster.
Directed by Ursula Meijer, 2007; 98 minutes.
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Part of the Tournées Festival: Contemporary French Cinema
The Nanovic Institute is pleased to present a new program of acclaimed, contemporary French cinema in partnership with the Department of Film, Television and Theatre. This program was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture.