Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Section: Rendezvous with French Cinema
Country: France | Year: 2018
Language(s): English | Time: 107 mins
Gabriel is a 30-year-old war correspondent whose beat is the Middle East. Recently taken hostage while on the job in Syria and then released, he believes he may be suering from post-traumatic stress disorder. On the advice of a psychiatrist, he travels to India to visit his godfather. There, he encounters Maya, his godfather’s college-aged daughter, and a relationship gradually begins to stir, despite a decade of age dierence between them. As Gabriel slowly adjusts to safety and society in India, he also reintegrates into normal life — and back into parts of his past that resurface during his trip.
Mia Hansen-Løve was born in Paris, where she studied at the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. Her films as a director include All is Forgiven (2007), Father of My Children (2009), which won a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival; and Things To Come (2016), which won her the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale. In the past, she has also reviewed for the film magazine Cahiers du cinéma.