Les Combattants | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Sun 17 Jun

Les Combattants

98 mins

in French with EN subs

FRA | 2014 | dir. Thomas Cailley, with Adèle Haenel, Kévin Azaïs, Antoine Laurent

Arnaud’s summer looks set to be a peaceful one until he runs into Madeleine (Adèle Haenel, in a Best Actress César award performance), as beautiful as she is brusque, a concrete block of tensed muscles and doomsday prophecies. Thomas Cailley’s remarkable film, featuring a sparkling onscreen chemistry between its two young leads, took the FIPRESCI Prize at Directors’ Fortnight during Cannes 2014.

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