by Ludovic Bergery
2021 | 100 min
Drama| France | French (English subtitles)
Cast: Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Dedienne, Tibo Vandenborre, Sandor Funtek
Recently widowed Margaux moves in with her sister. Looking to turn a page, she re-enrolls at university and becomes interested in new pursuits. At the same time, dark compulsions begin to arise.
Sexual scenes, nudity
Rendez-vous with New French Cinema in Rome (Italy, 2021)
Rendez-Vous With French Cinema in New York (2021)
Rendez-vous with French Cinema in Paris (2021)
Irish Film Institute French Film Festival (Dublin, 2020)
Seville European Film Festival (Spain, 2020)
Amazing journey of a widowed 50-year-old female thrust into contemporary life. Emmanuelle Béart was triumphant and brave.
A striking portrait of a woman standing tall.
— Première (translated from French)
Emmanuelle Béart, power and grace.
— Madame Figaro (translated from French)
A fiery, sensual, feverish, moving first film.
— Marie-France (translated from French)
The actress is making a comeback in front of the camera with a sensitive and moving lead role in Ludovic Bergery's first film.
— Le Figaro (translated from French)
This vivid portrait gives Emmanuelle Béart the opportunity to embody her most beautiful recent role.
— Marianne (translated from French)
L’Étreinte portrays a woman carried by the energy of her desire, thanks to a beautiful performance by Emmanuelle Béart and convincing supporting characters.
— Les Fiches du Cinéma (translated from French)