What happens when a little lie turns into a big one? That’s at the heart of writer-director Iris Kaltenbäck’s debut, a brilliantly directed work that features a mesmerizing Hafsia Herzi as a dedicated midwife who begins a downward spiral…
What can happen when a little lie turns into a big one? This is at the heart of writer-director Iris Kaltenbäck’s debut, a brilliantly directed and acted work that features a mesmerizing Hafsia Herzi as Lydia, a dedicated midwife who begins a downward spiral when her boyfriend breaks up with her. To talk about the plot any further would be to spoil things, but suffice it to say that Kaltenbäck’s superb writing and the enthralling structural choices she makes in telling Lydia’s tale make the film nothing less than a triumph. Featuring standout supporting work from Alexis Manenti and Nina Meurisse.
‘Anchored by a beautifully subtle yet powerful performance by Herzi, Kaltenbäck’s strong and confident debut Le Ravissement is at its core a simple drama about the need for human connection and the despair of loneliness, but told in such a measured and compelling way that it becomes more than the sum of its elements…’—Marc van de Klashorst, International Cinephile Society
These screenings are with English subtitles