Young French Cinema 2023: Freestyle (En Roue libre)
Director: Didier Barcelo Run Time: 89 min. Release Year: 2022
Starring: Albert Delpy, Ariane Mourier, Benjamin Voisin, Jean-Charles Clichet, Marina Foïs
Young French Cinema 2023
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About the film:
Presented at the 2022 Cinemania French Film Festival
One morning, Louise, 45, is suddenly unable to step out of her car. Sweats, anxieties, palpitations… she is having an inexplicable panic attack. Freaked out, she starts hysterically driving around with no goal. For now, her only option is to keep driving until she runs out of gas. Once at the service station, she’ll eventually have to get out of her car… except she still can’t!
That’s when Paul, 20, breaks into her car with one obsession: drive to the ocean. And if she doesn’t like it, she can just get the hell out… except she really can’t! And so Louise and Paul begin their Tour de France. He thinks she’s crazy, she thinks he’s a jerk. Stuck together, our exceptional duo embarks on a hilarious road trip.