Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

If You Don't, I Will
(Arrête ou je continue)

Year: 2014
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 102 minutes

If You Don't, I Will
If You Don't, I Will
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Pomme and Pierre are in a dead-end relationship that just needs one of them to step up and end it already. Yes, there’s love – but it’s deep down and doesn’t surface very often. Tracking Pomme as she navigates through her mundane life, IF YOU DON’T, I WILL combines humor with heartbreaking insight to bring to life one of the more difficult situations to endure – a lifeless marriage. After Pomme takes the initial step (so to speak) of deciding to stay behind on one of their weekly hikes, she, seemingly for the first time, lives life on her own for a few days in the wilderness. This reawakening gives her the courage to reassess her life and provides her with the chance to focus on her own happiness. But when she returns, she comes face-to-face with the possibility that maybe her relationship isn’t what she thought it was. Exquisitely performed by Emmanuelle Devos (her third collaboration with director Sophie Fillières) as Pomme and Mathieu Amalric (“Quantum of Solace,” “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly”) as Pierre, the quiet desperation of both characters is a marvel to watch in the hands of such masterful actors. (In French with subtitles) – T.W.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM -
Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 6:25 PM -
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:10 PM

World Tour

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Sophie Fillières

Sophie Fillieres was born in Paris and started directing feature films in 1994. She has won several international film festival awards.

"Grande Petite" (1994), "Ouch" (2000), "Gentille" (2005), "Un Chat Un Chat" (2009), IF YOU DON'T, I WILL (2014)

Maurice Tinchant, Martine Marignac

Sophie Fillières

Emmanuelle Collinot

Valérie Loiseleux

Principal Cast
Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Brochet, Joséphine de La Baume, Nelson Delapalme, Julia Roy

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Cleveland Hiking Club

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