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After an idyllic date night full of red wine and a late-night motorcycle ride home, Mia (Virginie Efira) stops at a Parisian bistro to take shelter from a downpour. Her reprieve is shattered when a gunman opens fire. Three months later, with a frustratingly hazy memory of the attack, Mia finds herself numbed and unable to resume her life. Her friends and partner seek something from her that she can no longer give.
Determined to reconstruct the sequence of events and reestablish a sense of normalcy, Mia finds herself repeatedly returning to the bistro where the shooting happened. In the process, she forms bonds with fellow survivors, including wry banker Thomas (Benoît Magimel) and orphaned teenager Félicia (Nastya Golubeva). When she remembers that a stranger helped her make it through the attack, Mia resolves to find him, if only to make sure that he is alive.
Paris Memories is a moving meditation on grief, healing, and the importance of connections forged in tragedy.
"An actor of rare warmth... Efira packs so many layers of conflicting emotions into her expression that it almost hurts to watch her."
- THE GUARDIAN
"A poignant meditation on personal trauma and the importance of memory."
- LITTLE WHITE LIES
"A quietly gutting ode to Paris’s resilience."
- SLANT MAGAZINE
"A film about love, dedication and companionship. It makes for a riveting and devastating viewing experience. "
- THE UPCOMING
"Above all, this beautiful film speaks of love, hope and resilience."
Thursday 9th November
Virginie Efira, Benoît Magimel, Maya Sansa, Grégoire Colin, Amadou Mbow
French with English subtitles
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