Après la réconciliation

  • 74'
  • France
  • 2001
Two men and a woman meet, talk and ask each other questions. Questions about the use of specific words, but above all fundamental questions about happiness and love. Is a love affair compatible with wisdom and intelligence, with anxiety and exhaustion? With humour, earnest and openness, these men and this woman seek their way together and they all know the value of life. The reconciliation that crops up is not the one we first think of. It does not come down to people first quarrelling and then making up. It is more a conciliation with the fact that everything that appears, then goes on to disappear. It is the world itself - and there is no other one - that is accepted by the characters. A philosophical reflection in which humour, intelligence, earnest and mockery drag us along in the wake of the characters to the question that dominates our world: How can you avoid being pessimistic? A beautiful story in which a couple, another, others and experience in life show us a cinema, in which thoughts come to fruition. (J.D.)
Director
Anne-Marie Miéville
Premiere
International premiere
Countries of production
France, Switzerland
Year
2001
Festival Edition
IFFR 2001
Length
74'
Medium
35mm
International title
Reaching an Understanding
Language
French
Producers
L'Avventura Film B.V., Peripheria, Vega Film
Sales
Wild Bunch
Screenplay
Anne-Marie Miéville
Editor
Anne-Marie Miéville
Cast
Claude Perron, Jean-Luc Godard, Xavier Marchand, Claude Perron, Anne-Marie Miéville
Local Distributor
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