Jean-Marc Vallée • 2011 • France-Canada
A portrait of people connected in mysterious ways, Café de Flore is a vibrant and atmospheric meditation on the ever-shifting and profound power of love.
Present-day Montreal. Antoine is a successful DJ flung into the throes of romance with Rose, yet navigating a still-complicated relationship with his ex-wife and childhood friend Carole, to whom he feels inexplicably bound. In 1960s Paris, young mother Jacqueline sacrifices almost everything to protect Laurent, her son with Down syndrome. These two stories merge and intertwine, forming resonances that ripple across their respective milieux.
Jean-Marc Vallée's fourth feature premiered at Venice's Settimana della Critica, Toronto, Göteborg and Dublin.