France, 2022, 116 min, DCP, Dir. Claire Denis, PG-13, French with English subtitles, IFC Films
Both Sides of the Blade
“Denis is a masterful director who always knows exactly what she’s doing.” —David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
“In this simultaneously small and cavernous love story, even a whisper echoes for days." —Guy Lodge, Variety
Winter in Paris. Both Sides of the Blade tells the tale of a passionate love triangle. Jean (Vincent London) and Sara (Juliette Binoche) have been living together for 10 years. When they first met, Sara was living with François (Grégoire Colin), Jean’s best friend and an admirer from back when he played pro rugby. Jean and Sara love each other. One day, Sara sees François in the street. He does not notice her, but she is overcome by the sensation that her life could suddenly change. François gets back in touch with Jean. For the first time in years. He suggests they start working together again. From here on, things spiral out of control.
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