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UNITED STATES | 136 minutes | 2019

How did Nicole and Charlie end up at the point of no return? It depends on which one you ask. She’s a former film actress who gave up her career to live in New York. He’s a theatre director happy in his role as a father. Inspired by the American filmmaker’s own divorce, Marriage Story, harsh and bittersweet, is much more than a Kramer vs. Kramer 2.0. With its two outstanding leads engaged in a duel to the death, the film is a powerful and sadly dead-on postmortem of a relationship ground down by disappointment and frustration.

"This is a tough piece of work, steeped in pain that feels wincingly immediate (it’s based on Baumbach’s own divorce from actress Jennifer Jason Leigh) and unsparing in its willingness to observe, at sometimes startling emotional proximity, good people at their worst. This is the work of a filmmaker in full command of his powers." The Hollywood Reporter
"Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are a couple who enter the divorce zone in a Noah Baumbach drama that's so accomplished it elevates the writer-director of 'The Squid and the Whale' to a whole new level." Variety

Venice Film Festival

Toronto Film Festival

Programs

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #116
16:30
Cinéma Impérial

Friday October 18, 2019

Program #209
19:00
Cinéma du Musée

Noah Baumbach

No biography

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Noah Baumbach
  • Producer Noah Baumbach, David Heyman
  • Cast Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern

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