One night in a provincial French city, after missing his train back to Paris, Marc meets Sylvie. The pair wander the streets until morning, talking happily, falling in love and making a date to meet again. When circumstances prevent this reunion, Marc searches for Sylvie but ends up finding someone else: Sophie. What Marc doesn’t realise is that Sophie is Sylvie’s sister.
After a stellar 40-year career, director Benoît Jacquot proves that he is still at the top of his game with the classic love triangle of 3 Hearts. Echoing great Hollywood melodramas such as An Affair To Remember, but told with a fresh, contemporary voice this is both an emotionally rich and rewarding enjoyably suspenseful film.
The cast is superb, with a palpable sense of magnetism between Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde), Sylvie (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). French cinema icon Catherine Deneuve plays the mother of the two sisters in love with the same man. Whose heart will survive the dramatic tension?
Venice International Film Festival 2014 – Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2014 – Special Presentations
“A moving, unmissable film experience.” – Magaret Pomeranz
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Dates & Times:
Saturday 11 April 7pm
“Benoît Jacquot has created a sublime, if painful, romance in this film with fate intervening in the lives of a taxman, played beautifully by Benoît Poelvoorde, and two sisters – sublime performances by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni. To add to that duo of fine European women, Jacquot has cast iconic Catherine Deneuve as their mother.
Mainly set in a provincial town south of Lyon, the coincidence of two sisters falling for the same man in a ‘coup de foudre’ is both bizarre and yet totally understandable. The ramifications of that situation lead to a powerfully emotional film that references great romances of the past. This is a moving, unmissable film experience.”