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JUST THE TWO OF US / L’amour et les forêts (France)

May 4 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:15 pm

When Blanche (Virginie Efira) meets the charismatic Gregoire (Melvil Poupaud) at a party her twin sister Rose drags her to, she thinks she has found the one. The ties that bind them grow quickly, and a passionate affair ensues. Rose has serious reservations about Gregoire, but against her better judgment, they decide to marry and move in together. Blanche and Gregoire soon relocate far from Blanche’s family where her new life begins; having two children, working as an elementary school teacher, and learning to tiptoe around Gregoire’s unfounded burgeoning insecurities. Little by little Blanche finds herself caught in the grip of a deeply possessive and dangerous man, desperate to escape his increasingly threatening affections. Just the Two of Us is a closely observed domestic thriller adapted from Éric Reinhardt’s prize-winning novel L’amour et les forêts by Valérie Donzelli and Audrey Diwan.
Genre:  Drama | Thriller
Running Time:  105 min
Country:  France
Language:  French w/English subtitles
Premiere:  Palm Springs
Director:  Valérie Donzelli
Writers:  Audrey Diwan (adaptation) (dialogue) (screenplay) Valérie Donzelli (adaptation) (dialogue) (screenplay) Éric Reinhardt (novel)
Producers:  Alice Girard | Edouard Weil
Composer:  Gabriel Yared
Cinematographer:  Laurent Tangy
Casting Director:  Elodie Demey
Production Designer:  Gaëlle Usandivaras
Principal Cast:  Virginie Efira, Melvil Poupaud, Virginie Ledoyen, Romane Bohringer
Distributor:  Music Box
Trailer:  :https://youtu.be/nqY3GKLh5tw

César Awards, France

Won, César
Best Adapted Screenplay (Meilleure adaptation)

Valérie DonzelliAudrey Diwan

Nominated, César
Best Actress (Meilleure actrice)

Virginie Efira

Nominated, César
Best Actor (Meilleur acteur)

Melvil Poupaud

Nominated, César
Best Original Music (Meilleure musique originale)

Gabriel Yared


Lumiere Awards, France

Nominated, Lumiere Award
Best Actor

Melvil Poupaud

Official Selection CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2023


May 4
10:00 am to approx. 12:15 pm
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society
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