Before the Winter Chill


French Title: Avant l’hiver
Genre: Drama
Director: Philippe Claudel
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Kristin Scott Thomas, Leïla Bekhti, Richard Berry
Length: 102 min
Country: France
Release: Nov. 2013 – NY Premiere

Paul is a sixty-year-old neurosurgeon, married to Lucie and extremely happy. One day, bouquets of roses start being delivered anonymously to the couple’s home while Lou, a twenty year old, keeps mysteriously crossing Paul’s path. The masks then begin to fall: is everyone really who they pretend to be? Is there still time, just before life’s final chapter, to dare to reveal unspoken stories and secrets?