Suzanne

  • 94'
  • France
  • 2013
It’s a miracle that Suzanne keeps it up for so long - living with her elder sister and father, a truck-driving widower in rural Languedoc. This passionate bouncy ball wants nothing more than to escape her stuffy bourgeois existence. Teenage pregnancy prevents her briefly, but when she bumps into the criminal Julien, that’s the start of a fully-fledged Bonnie & Clyde life. Even after an arrest and jail term, there’s no way back for her.
With plenty of pace, Katell Quillévéré tells the story of an all-consuming lust for life that pushes the limits of freedom. Twenty-five years flash past in an hour and a half, often with abrupt leaps in time. This artificial structure is beautifully compensated by the unpolished, realistic style that makes the drama recognisable. The acting - above all that of Sara Forestier in the title role - guarantees emotional engagement without resorting to hamming it up.

Director
Katell Quillévéré
Country of production
France
Production Year
2013
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
94'
Medium
DCP
Language
French
Producers
Bruno Levy, Julie Lescat, Renaud Barrat
Production Company
Move Movie
Sales
Playtime
Screenplay
Katell Quillévéré, Mariette Désert
Cinematography
Tom Harari
Editor
Thomas Marchand
Production Design
Anne Falguères
Sound Design
Florent Klockenbring
Music
Verity Susman
Cast
Paul Hamy, Sara Forestier
Local Distributor
Imagine Filmdistributie Nederland
Website
https://imaginefilm.nl/site-content/24-filmdb/695-suzanne-695