Mothers’ Instinct – Duelles


Genre Drama & Thriller
Director Olivier Masset-Depasse
Screenplay Olivier Masset-Depasse & Giordano Gerlini
Starring Veerle Baetens, Anne Coesens, Mehdi Nebbou
Length 90 min
Country France, Belgium
US Release US Premiere

Saturday, April 27 – 8:00pm
Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT

Synopsis
Set in an idyllic Brussels neighborhood in the early 60s, the film presents the intertwined lives of best friends Celine (Anne Coesens) and Alice (Veerle Baetens). Not only do they live side by side, but their husbands are friends and so are their children, Maxime (Luan Adam) and Theo (Jules Lefebvre). However, once tragedy strikes the families, their seemingly unbreakable bonds are fractured forever. Directed and co-written by Olivier Masset-Depasse.

SELECT AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Nominations: Chicago International Film Festival- Best Feature

REVIEW

“Inspiré très librement du roman à succès Derrière la haine de la Belge Barbara Abel,le Belge Olivier Masset-Depasse nous livre un thriller psychologique atmosphérique, nostalgique et majoritairement féminin qui se passe dans les années 1960.” –Cineuropa

“Belgian director Olivier Massey-Depasse’s luxuriant psychological thriller is so redolent of (Alfred Hitchcock’s) style, and so gorgeously robed in Thierry Delettre’s ’60s costuming that at times one expects star Veerle Baetens (“The Broken Circle Breakdown”) to turn around and just be Tippi Hedren all of a sudden. But as much as this deliciously enjoyable, spiral-shaped descent into darkness wears that influence on its immaculately cut, three-quarter-length sleeve, it also represents a subversion of even Hitch’s most femme-centric titles…”- Jessica Kiang, Variety