French Feature Narrative, M screens at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
The film stars and is written and directed by Two-time César Award-winning actress Sara Forestier. Working with a stellar crew that includes cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman (The Artist), producer Denis Freyd (Two Days, One Night), and actors Redouanne Harjane and Jean-Pierre Léaud, a legend of French New Wave cinema, this love story is about the forces of attraction and the barriers they’re strong enough to break.
Lila, played by Forestier is a talented poet about to graduate from high school but is hindered by her paralyzing speech impediment. She meets Mo, at a bus stop a hoodlum from the streets who illegally races cars for a feeling. Their chance encounter ignites into a passionate romance as the two collide from vastly different worlds. Like, Lila, he is paralyzed he by the fact that he is illiterate and conceals this truth from her. As Lila blossoms, Mo grows more insecure, challenging these two outsiders to confront just how much of their own comfort they’re willing to give up for love.