If You Don’t, I Will

Showtimes

Film runs Fri, Mar 7 through Sat, Mar 15.

If You Don’t, I Will
Arrête ou je continue | Sophie Fillières, 2014
France | French with English subtitles | Format: Digital projection | 102 minutes

North American Premiere!

Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Devos are Pierre and Pomme, a couple whose marriage is on the verge of collapsing. As Pierre goes through the motions of his daily routine while hardly disguising his anger, a bewildered Pomme slowly absorbs all the signs of impending crisis, searching for ways to reconnect with her partner. “We don’t dance anymore, we grow old,” she complains, before pulling Pierre onto the dance floor at a party. But their attempts to rekindle the passion are inevitably, sometimes comically, thwarted. Can they redefine their relationship or will they end up going their separate ways? During one of their weekend hikes, Pomme reaches a breaking point and decides, quite literally, to get lost. With wry humor and great delicacy, director Sophie Fillières (Gentille) crafts an intimate portrait of a pivotal moment in a long-term relationship.

Additional screening March 12 at IFC Center.

Series: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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