Following the French New Wave, André Techine established himself as a formidable next generation filmmaker with films like WILD REEDS , MY FAVORITE SEASON, and THE WITNESSES. Now firmly established, Techine is now for his dedication to quality, superbly crafted cinema. While his films differ in genre and tone, they remain united by with expertise craftsmanship. His latest is a suspense thriller UNFORGIVABLE set in the sinking beauty of Venice.
“Literate, intelligent and a model of accomplished European filmmaking, UNFORGIVABLE showcases the kind of emotional complexity that is all but gone from the screen these days.”
-Kenneth Turan, LOS ANGELES TIMES
“A fascinating, satisfyingly complex romantic thriller.”
-Jon Frosch, THE ATLANTIC
“An elegantly rambling Franco-Italian affair about the ways we do each other wrong while trying to do each other right.”
-Ty Burr, BOSTON GLOBE
Francis (André Dussollier) is a successful crime writer who moves to Venice to work on his next novel. When he meets model-turned-real-estate-agent Judith (Carole Bouquet), he is instantly infatuated. Francis and Judith eventually marry and move to a remote house on Torcello Island but Francis’ newfound happiness hinders his writing. Obsessing over what Judith does while at work, he hires a young ex-convict to investigate. As Judith’s sexual past is revealed both men become increasing fixated on the mysterious woman. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Venice, Unforgivable examines the consequences of unresolved past relationships and their far-reaching effects into the future.
Directed by André Techine. Unrated.
France, 2012, Digital Projection, 111minutes, Color, French with English Subtitles.