UN COUPLE PARFAIT

UN COUPLE PARFAIT

After several years spent abroad, Nicolas and Marie return to France to attend the wedding of an old friend. Although they are on the verge of divorce, they still go the ceremony together. Upon arrival, they immediately announce their separation. With their social lives so closely bound up with their life as a couple, this proximity relates back to the limitations of their relationship, but also to the desire they still feel for each other. Paradoxically, their decision to separate and the physical distance they have established between themselves enables each of them to see themselves more clearly, and to see one another afresh.

CICAE Award and Special Jury Prize in Locarno

Nobuhiro Suwa

Nobuhiro Suwa

(Hiroshima, 1960) He began his career in Japan in documentary filmmaking. In 1997, he made his debut in fiction with his first film 2/Duo, awarded with the NETPAC Award in Rotterdam. His second feature film, M/other, shot in 1999, won the FIPRESCI Award in Cannes. In 2001, H Story was presented in the Un Certain Regard section in Cannes. In 2005, he shot Un couple parfait in French and Paris, with Valérie Bruni-Tedeschi and Bruno Todeschini. In 2009, he co-directed Yuki & Nina, his fifth feature, presented at the Directors’ Fortnight. His last feature, Le lion est mort ce soir arrived almost ten years after.

FILMOGRAPHY

El león duerme esta noche (2017), Cheveux noirs (curt, 2011), Yuki y Nina (2009), After War - Segment A Letter from Hiroshima (2006), Paris, je t'aime - Segment Place des Victoires (2006), Un couple parfait (2005), A Letter from Hiroshima (curt, 2002), H Story (2001), M/Other (1999), 2/Duo (1997)