Claire is a famous pianist whose life is constantly controlled by her husband Frederic, who also acts as her agent/coach/minder. For the sake of Claire's career, both have decided not to have children; but Frederic changes his mind after witnessing a baby being unexpectedly delivered in public. He tampers with her birth control pills so that she becomes pregnant. What has started out as an unnerving film on toxic masculinity morphs into a wacky comedy, thanks to the unmistakable raw documentary style of Sophie Letourneur (who comes back to IFFR ten years after her debut, La vie au Ranch).

Énorme bends expectations, genders and couple dynamics in unexpected, weird and tender ways. Claire rediscovers a body she has neglected and a sense of freedom. Frederic lives his wife's pregnancy more than by proxy: gaining weight, attending courses for expectant moms and 'feeling' her pain. It's in its most absurd moments that the film tackles womanhood the best.

This film is also shown in the Big Screen Tour 2020.

Screenings

  • Sat 25 Jan Cinerama 4
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  • Sun 26 Jan Pathé 1
    With Q&A
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  • Mon 27 Jan Pathé 7
    With Q&A
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  • Wed 29 Jan de Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    With Q&A
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  • Thu 30 Jan Pathé 4
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International title
Enormous
Filmmaker
Sophie Letourneur
Premiere
International premiere
Country
France
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
98’
Language
French
Producer
Caroline Bonmarchand, Isaac Sharry
Production Company
Avenue B Productions, Vito Films
Sales
Indie Sales
Writer
Sophie Letourneur
Cinematography
Laurent Brunet
Editor
Jean-Christophe Hym
Sound Design
Guillaume Le Bras, Joseph De Laâge
Cast
Marina Foïs, Jonathan Cohen