UN COUPLE PARFAIT

Nobuhiro Suwa

France, Japan 104 min Fiction

Synopsis

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.

Director

Nobuhiro Suwa

He begins his cinematographic career with 2/Duo, awarded at the Rotterdam Festival; M/Other, FIPRESCI Award at Cannes; or H Story, selected in Un Certain Regard of the same festival. From here, a successful period of French production begins, which leads him to win the Special Jury Prize in Locarno with Un couple parfait and selections in the Directors’ Fortnight or San Sebastián with Yuki & Nina and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, respectively. He was object of a retrospective in the D’A 2018.

Filmography: El teléfono del viento (2020), El león duerme esta noche (2017, D’A 2018), Yuki & Nina (2009, D’A 2018), Un couple parfait (2005, D’A 2018), H Story (2001, D’A 2018), M/Other (1999, D’A 2018), 2/Duo (1997, D’A 2018)

Nobuhiro Suwa

Film information

Director: Nobuhiro Suwa
Script: Nobuhiro Suwa
Contact: Comme des cinemas
With: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Bruno Todeschini
Country: France, Japan
Year: 2005
Format: DCP
Length: 104 min
Language: French
Subtitles: Catalan
Edition: 2018

Awards

CICAE Award and Special Jury Prize in Locarno