Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Ma Belle, My Beauty

Year: 2021
Run Time: 95 minutes

Ma Belle, My Beauty
Ma Belle, My Beauty
Ma Belle, My Beauty

Featuring beautiful people enjoying fine wine and fresh food on the picturesque French countryside, MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY is a breezy, contemporary love story that centers around the surprise reunion of polyamorous ex-lovers. Bertie, a talented singer from New Orleans, is dissatisfied with her new life in the South of France. Having moved with her husband Fred to tour with their jazz band, Bertie’s drive to perform dwindles as she feels increasingly isolated. In an attempt to ignite that missing spark, Fred secretly invites Lane—Bertie’s ex-girlfriend—to their vineyard villa. At one point in their lives, Fred loved Bertie, Lane loved Bertie, and living together in harmony seemed easy. But two years after the dust has settled, simply picking up where they left off isn’t an option. Under the direction of Marion Hill, the camera is never exploitative, capturing the characters’ rivalries, flirtation, and sensual intimacy with a refreshing and grounded eye. Boasting sun-drenched cinematography and an enchanting score, the film celebrates the beauty of self-love, open communication, and the messy nature of romance. (In English and French with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes


New Direction Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman


Marion Hill

Ben Matheny, Kelsey Scult, Marion Hill

Marion Hill

Lauren Guiteras

Marion Hill

Principal Cast
Idella Johnson, Hannah Pepper, Lucien Guignard, Sivan Noam Shimon

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