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

Now We're Alive
(Et Maintenant Nous Sommes en Vie)

Year: 2014
Run Time: 100 minutes

Now We're Alive
Now We're Alive
Now We're Alive
Now We're Alive

On his 25th birthday, Tom sits blindfolded in a room of women. By tradition, he must choose a mate based on voice alone. He then has 30 days to go into the world and find her. Unbeknownst to Tom, if he cannot locate her within that time, she is then brought to him. Terrified of failure, Tom seeks the aid of a counselor, who urges Tom to visualize her to aid his search. When he meets Lea, the soul voice he had chosen, she is unlike his created image and Tom believes there has been a terrible mistake. Facing pressure from both sets of parents, Lea and Tom move in together. Tom cannot surrender his fantasy of the woman he feels is his real soul voice. She begins appearing to Tom in increasingly uncontrollable visions, urging Tom to seek her. Defying society and family, and risking his own sanity, Tom sets out to find his true love. This haunting cautionary fable is filled with poetic imagery and heart-wrenching performances. How far will Tom go for a lover who may not exist? (In French with subtitles)- C.R.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 20, 2015 at 9:35 PM -
Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:15 PM

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:30 PM -
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 3:10 PM

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Thibault Arbre

Thibault Arbre was born in Montlucon, in the Auvergne region. A writer, cinematographer, editor, and producer, he also composes the music for his films.


Giles Daoust

Thibault Arbre

Vincent Toujas

Thibault Arbre

Principal Cast
Charles Lemaire, Victoria Oberli, Laure Haulet

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