Before the Winter Chill
2013, France, 103’, Color, French
Director: Philippe Claudel
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leïla Bekhti
Somewhere in between Sautet and Haneke… An incredible film with suspense.
Lucie believes her husband Paul is having an affair. But the truth is darker and more complicated than that. They are the perfect French haute bourgeois couple. Paul (Daniel Auteuil) is a respected surgeon; Lucie (Kristin Scott Thomas) cooks and gardens exquisitely. Together, they bring joy and a sense of stability to their extended family and community of friends. But the Paul’s passion for a stranger (Leïla Bekhti) brings chaos into their well-manicured existence.