Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her ... See full summary »
Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her true love, behind. The latter, a teacher who loves her job, refuses to give up everything -including her comfort- to follow her. Sonia makes all the efforts in the world to forget Cheyenne, whether in the arms of Pierre, a charming anarchist, or in those of Béatrice, a gay woman who soon proves perverse and dangerous, only to realize that her heart belongs to Cheyenne and nobody else. If Cheyenne does not come back, Sonia feels life is not worth living any longer... Written by
Valerie Minetto is a director new to me: she has made an attractive little study of two women in love that has more interest than better known pictures like Kissing Jessica Stein. I like the way the film goes along without too many political distractions (although Cheyenne's year of unemployment is made much of), just trusting in the substance of the story.
Aurelia Petit has a sad look sometimes, concealing her doggedness. Teaching chemistry to bored adolescents is getting her down. Mila Dekker is sometimes shrill and sometimes winning. Laurence Cote as the rural activist leads us to question the validity of the back to the land movement; her cynicism in the realms of politics and love is off-putting.
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