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Let Me Go

Laissez-moi

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North American Premiere

This erotically charged drama set in the Swiss Alps stars the utterly captivating Jeanne Balibar (Memoria) as a mature single woman seeking companionship through intimate encounters with men staying at a remote mountain chalet. In a game of seduction well known to the staff, she zeroes in on a gentleman of interest and engages in guarded but pointed small talk in her pursuit of pleasure behind closed doors. She then re-buttons her dress and returns to caring for her disabled son. Until one day she picks someone who plans to stick around.

Maxime Rappaz makes a stunning feature debut reminiscent of the polished works of Tom Ford and Paul Thomas Anderson with this modern take on a classic love story that explores desire at an age rarely depicted on screen. Transitioning from a career in fashion, his background lends itself naturally to a portrait of an enigmatic, meticulously put-together dame full of fiery yearning, while Balibar adds a touch of charm and elegance that will never go out of style.

 

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Director
Cast

Jeanne Balibar, Thomas Sarbacher, Pierre-Antoine Dubey, Véronique Mermoud, Adrien Savigny

Credits
Country of Origin

Switzerland/France/Belgium

Year

2023

Series

Vanguard

Language

In French with English subtitles

Film Contact
18+
92 min
Drama Romance

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Credits

Producer

Gabriela Bussmann, Yan Decoppet,Camile Genaud

Screenwriter

Maxime Rappaz, Marion Vernoux, Florence Seyvos

Cinematography

Benoit Dervaux

Editor

Caroline Detournay

Production Design

Ivan Niclass, Rekha Musale

Original Music

Antoine Bodson

Director

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Maxime Rappaz

Born in 1986 in Geneva, Maxime Rappaz worked in the fashion world before turning to cinema. In 2016, he obtained a master’s degree in cinema and screenwriting, he then directed the short film L’été tendresse. His first feature film Laissez-Moi, starring Jeanne Balibar, will be released in 2023. Maxime Rappaz is currently writing his second feature film.

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