When the Pizarnik brothers, practicing doctors in Paris China town, respond to the night call of a diabetic little girl, their lives are turned upside down. Boris and Dimitri fall madly in love with Judith, the little girl’s single mother. Their endangered symbiotic bond unravels opposing the strange pair into a muffled rivalry tinged with humour and melancholy.
“Ropert moves forward by various light discrepancies, by subtle ellipses, by spaces left open to mystery and by dots” (Serge Karganski).
Her elegant style, her soft tone are mesmerizing with the sensitive treatment of the cruelty and injustice of this drama worthy of the greatest Greek tragedies. « Kahn and Stocker just amazing, found the right note for these moving old bachelors. Louise Bourgoin has a regal beauty enhanced by her smartness » (Jacques Mandelbaum). Handling her camera like a stethoscope, Ropert has us feel the beat of the heart of her singular Parisian neighborhood and the pulse of her characters often shot at night. “…She leaves us with a lump in our throat, with tears in our eyes and a rarely felt state of enthrallment” (Christine Haas).
Get your tickets :
For advanced sales (available until midnight, the day before the screening):
Walkup: T.O.TIX*, 1 Dundas Street East, Yonge-Dundas Square, Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
For the screenings of the day:
The Royal, 608 College Street - Every day from March 28 to April 6, starting 1h prior to the screening. Walkup and cash only.
The presence of guests may be subject to last minute changes, which are not Cinéfranco’s responsibility.