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

Madeleine Collins

Year: 2021
Country: FRANCE, BELGIUM, SWITZERLAND
Language: French
Run Time: 102 minutes

Madeleine Collins

Judith adores her life in Switzerland with Abdel and daughter Ninon. But work takes her away for days at a time to Spain, Poland, and other countries that come to mind when she spins her alibi. In reality she’s commuting to France to live the other half of her life with her husband Melvil and their two sons. As Judith moves swiftly from one life to the other, seemingly undetected, threads of her intricate web of lies begin to unravel when her lovers and children start to ask questions. Judith is well-versed in explaining away her whereabouts to keep suspicions at bay, but mysterious dizzy spells appear when she feels the pressure mounting. Conversations and interactions progressively reveal shocking pieces of Judith’s journey to her two parallel lives, which are both wearing thin. A psychological masterpiece, MADELEINE COLLINS is a pure gift of twists and deception, with its heroine dodging—and inventing—truths at every turn. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Connor Palace

Friday, April 01, 2022 at 9:50 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 12:10 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
Women of the World
Only at Playhouse Square

Competition
International Narrative Competition

Director
Antoine Barraud

Producer
Justin Taurand

Screenwriting
Antoine Barraud, Héléna Klotz

Cinematography
Gordon Spooner

Editing
Anita Roth

Principal Cast
Virginie Efira, Quim Gutierrez, Bruno Salomone, Jacqueline Bisset, Valérie Donzelli, Nadav Lapid

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