2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2 automnes 3 hivers)

 

Year: 2013
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 93 minutes

The day Arman turns 33 is a day of revelation. The Parisian cinephile is going to get off the couch, start exercising, and find a real job. Something has to happen. Enter Amélie, a gorgeous cynic who dislikes her name because it’s “too nice.” The two literally knock heads on a morning run and Arman is instantly head over heels. Weeks later, they cross paths again in a much more scathing encounter that leaves both of them in the process of healing. 2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS is the touching, comical journey that Arman and Amélie embark on, highlighting their triumphs, defeats, and the little moments in between. When Arman’s best friend Benjamin has a brush with death, Arman and Amélie’s relationship becomes much more complex. Through an inventive narrative that cleverly eschews the fourth wall, we are given a startlingly honest, often hilarious, window into the lives of Arman, Amélie, and Benjamin: three wonderful cinematic heroes. (In French with subtitles) —C.P.

Director
Sébastien Betbeder

Producer
Frédéric Dubreuil

Screenwriting
Sébastien Betbeder

Cinematography
Sylvain Verdet

Editing
Julie Dupré

Principal Cast
Vincent Macaigne, Maud Wyler, Bastien Bouillon, Audrey Bastien, Thomas Blanchard, Pauline Etienne, Jean-Quentin Châtelain

Director Bio
Sébastien Betbeder has been making films for 15 years. Born in 1975 in Pau, France, he received his degree from Ecole des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux, after which he joined Le Fresnoy, The National Studio of Contemporary Arts. He also writes for France Culture radio and has taught at the Art and Design School of Geneva. His film "Nights with Théodore" (2012) won the FIPRESCI Prize at the San Francisco IFF.

Select Filmography
"Nuage" (2007), "La Vie Lointaine" (2009), "Yoshido (Les Autres Vies)" (2010), "Nights with Théodore" (2012), 2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS (2013)

Print Source

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Film Sponsor

Maison Francaise de Cleveland

Kent State University College of Arts & Sciences

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