Between Two Worlds (2023)
Director: Emmanuel Carrère Run Time: 107 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Hélène Lambert, Jérémy Lechevallier, Juliette Binoche, Louise Pociecka, Steve Papagiannis
Language: French, English, German with English subtitles
About the film:
The film had its world premiere as the opening film of the Directors’ Fortnight section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Famed author Marianne Winckler goes undercover to investigate the exploitation of the working class in Northern France. She eventually lands a job as a cleaner on the cross-channel ferry and develops close connections with the other cleaning women, many of whom have extremely limited resources and income opportunities. As she learns more about the plight of these workers, Marianne struggles with her deception toward them and tries to rationalize that it’s for the greater good.
“a thoughtful examination of the close bonds that can form between two people and the limits of what those friendships can withstand”
—Christian Zilko, IndieWire
A longtime passion project for star and Academy Award-winning actress Juliette Binoche, Between Two Worlds (2023) is adapted from Florence Aubenas’s bestselling non-fiction work “Le Quai de Ouistreham” (“The Night Cleaner”).
About the filmmaker:
Emmanuel Carrère is a well-known French writer who began his career as a cinema critic for the magazines Télérama and Positif before publishing his first book “Werner Herzog” in 1982. He is the author of many prize-winning novels, essays and screenplays. His novels “Class Trip” and “The Adversary” were respectively made into films by Claude Miller and Nicole Garcia. His first feature as director, the documentary Return to Kotelnitch (2003), was presented at the Venice Film Festival, and he premiered his first fiction film, an adaptation of his own novel The Moustache (2005), in the 2005 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. He served on the Jury for the Main Competition at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, chaired by Alfonso Cuarón. Between Two Worlds (2023) is Carrère’s third feature film.See our upcoming films