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TRUST NO ONE

Mothers' Instinct

Duelles

OLIVIER MASSET-DEPASSE
Belgium, 2018
97 minutes, Color
Official website

In the soft-focus French suburbs of the 1950s, comfortably bourgeois neighbors Alice and Céline (Veerle Baetens and Anne Coesens, respectively) are best friends. Their families live in the same impressive duplex building, and even their sons are friends. It's an idyllic world of surprise parties and happy small talk—until Celine's son, Maxime (Luan Adam), falls out of an upstairs window and dies. So begins director Olivier Masset-Depasse's intense, Hitchcockian psychological thriller. Alice, increasingly overcome by guilt because she imagines Céline holds her responsible for the child's death, struggles to get through her days. And when Céline takes a curious interest in Alice's son—himself prone to allergies that can be life-threatening—the mood turns progressively more oppressive and claustrophobic. But as the deep freeze begins to thaw, the film takes shocking turns that call everything into question. —Dave Nuttycombe

In French with English subtitles


Friday, April 26
8:45 PM
$14.00
Friday, May 3
8:30 PM
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