Énorme

  • 98'
  • France
  • 2019

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.

Director
Sophie Letourneur
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
France
Production Year
2019
Festival Edition
IFFR 2020
Length
98'
Medium
DCP
International title
Enormous
Language
French
Producers
Caroline Bonmarchand, Isaac Sharry
Production Companies
Avenue B Productions, Vito Films
Sales
Indie Sales
Screenplay
Sophie Letourneur
Cinematography
Laurent Brunet
Editor
Jean-Christophe Hym
Sound Design
Guillaume Le Bras, Joseph De Laâge
Cast
Marina Foïs, Jonathan Cohen