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FFF24: A Silence

MA15+ 99 MIN
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Synopsis

The remarkable Emmanuelle Devos and Daniel Auteuil - two of France’s finest and most-awarded actors – are at the very top of their game in the gripping and provocative new drama from acclaimed writer/director Joachim Lafosse, the story of a married couple and their adopted son who grapple with the fallout after a long-held family secret is exposed.

Cocooned in a life of privilege, 50-something Astrid Schaar (Devos) is the wife of the suave François (Auteuil), a prominent and media-savvy lawyer approaching a crucial point in his years-long, high profile case, in which he represents the parents of several abducted children. Day and night, reporters wait outside their gated home, hoping to snap a photo and secure François’ latest remarks. But the uneasy equilibrium of the household erodes when a figure from the family’s past returns, initiating their own search for justice…

Sharply scripted, expertly directed and dominated by performances of complexity and gravitas from Devos and Auteuil, A Silence - inspired by true events that shocked France - is a disquieting exploration of family duty, complicity and coercive control; as the screws tighten and the characters steel themselves for the repercussions of their actions, it’s impossible to look away.

Awards

OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2023 SAN SEBASTIÁN FILM FESTIVAL (In Competition)

WINNER – 2023 ROME FILM FESTIVAL – Best Director

Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 5th March
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Duration

99 min

Rating

MA15+

Cast

Emmanuelle Devos, Daniel Auteuil, Salomé Dewaels, Matthieu Galoux

Director

Joachim Lafosse

Genre

Film Festival

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Penny Lane, Palace Central Sydney, Palace Moore Park, Kino Cinema, Palace Raine Square



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