Miss and the Doctors

Showtimes

Film runs Sat, Mar 8 through Mon, Mar 10.

Miss and the Doctors
Tirez la langue | Axelle Ropert, 2013
France | French with English subtitles | Format: Digital projection | 100 minutes

New York Premiere! Director Axelle Ropert in person on March 8!

Sibling doctors Boris (filmmaker Cédric Kahn, in a revelatory performance) and Dimitri (Laurent Stocker) share a pediatric practice in a working-class Paris arrondissement. But their fraternal bonds and professional relationship are tested when they take on a young diabetic patient and both fall for the girl’s lovely mother (Louise Bourgoin), who tends bar at a local watering hole. The possibility of sharing a life with this woman and her daughter represents something quite different for each brother, and director Axelle Ropert (The Wolberg Family) places their burgeoning rivalry at the heart of this witty, passionate, beautifully observed drama. The cinematography by Céline Bozon (the sister of Tip Top director Serge) gives the urban setting, with its high-rise apartment blocks and Chinese restaurants, a sense of everyday magic, as does Benjamin Esdraffo’s lilting score.

Read Film Comment magazine's interview with Axelle Ropert about Miss and the Doctors.

Series: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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