The Long Falling

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The Long Falling
Où va la nuit | Martin Provost, 2011
France | French | 105 minutes

Director Martin Provost reteams with his award-winning Séraphine star Yolande Moreau for this most unusual and suspenseful story of sin and salvation, freely adapted from the debut novel by acclaimed Irish writer Keith Ridgway. After a long-suffering Belgian housewife (Moreau) mows down her abusive husband in a hit-and-run, she moves to Brussels and reconnects with her gay son, himself consumed by his own personal crises. Eventually, an inspector calls, but The Long Falling is hardly a conventional policier. Rather, Provost’s one-of-a-kind film examines the gray line between murder and self-defense, personal and societal morality, good and evil—and offers no easy answers.

Series: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2011

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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