Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas



Year: 2017
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 102 minutes



In the beginning, Paz’s relationship with Cesar is passionate and fast-paced, always moving and expanding in a way that feeds her restless spirit. Their connection is immediate, exceptional, and undeniable. But when their romantic liaison inevitably becomes more stable, the stillness becomes unbearable for Paz. Their beautifully simple life together begins to sour, leaving Paz feeling empty and unsettled. Her creativity is stifled and, as an emerging photographer, her work suffers and contracts. The situation is compounded when Paz discovers she is pregnant—something that was never part of her plan, but something Cesar always wanted. While she struggles with conflicting emotions and guilt, Paz dreams of freedom and escape in the open ocean, and eventually she leaves her family to find it. PLONGER is an exquisite, free-flowing film that explores deep love, unrelenting desire, and the mysterious yearnings of the human soul. (In English, French, and Spanish with subtitles) —G.S.

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Mélanie Laurent

Mélanie Laurent was born in Paris in 1983. The recipient of two César Awards, Laurent is an accomplished actress in the French film industry and best known in Hollywood for the starring role as Shosanna Dreyfus in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.” She has gone on to write and direct numerous award-winning films.

The Adopted (2011), Breathe (2014), Tomorrow (2015), PLONGER (2017)

Bruno Levy

Mélanie Laurent, Christophe Deslandes, Julien Lambroschnini, Charlotte Farcet

Arnaud Potier

Guerric Catala

Principal Cast
Gilles Lellouche, Maria Valverde, Ibrahim Ahmed, Marie Denarnaud.

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