How do you keep living after an overwhelming event? Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden, Things to Come) catches up with Gabriel just when he is back home after being held captive in Syria and follows his particular road back to himself. A road that involves a journey to India, more like Renoir’s The River than a yogi self-help manual, during which he will meet Maya, a young woman of fathomless calm and wisdom. Despite the difference in ages and lives, a natural connection develops. With Maya, and with the present.
Direction: Mia Hansen-Løve
Script: Mia Hansen-Løve
Cinematography: Hélène Louvart
Editing: Marion Monnier
Sound: Vincent Vatoux
Cast: Roman Kolinka, Aarshi Banerjee
Production: Philippe Martin, David Thion
Production Company: Les Films Pelléas, Razor Film Produktion
Paris, 1981. She got her first role (while she was still at high school) in Late August, Early September (1998), by Olivier Assayas, and also acted in Sentimental Destinies. She collaborated as a film critic on the magazine Cahiers du Cinéma between 2003 and 2005. After making several short films she had her debut in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, with her first feature, All is Forgiven (2007), earning the applause of the critics and the Louis Delluc Award for Best First Film. This was followed by Father of My Children (2009, Special Jury Award in Un Certain Regard at Cannes), Goodbye First Love (2011), Eden (2014) and Things to Come (2016), which won the Silver Bear for Best Film at the Berlinale. Maya, her latest film, premiered in Toronto.