Distinguished director, actress and screenwriter Nicole Garcia brings a grand romantic drama to the big screen. Marion Cotillard gives a blazingly outstanding performance in the starring role of Gabrielle, a passionate but unhappily married woman. Gabrielle is consumed with desire for the dashing André (Louis Garrel), a young French Indochina war veteran, while both undergo a cure in the Alps in the 1950s.
Garcia enhances her adaptation of Sardinian author Milena Agus’ novella Mal di Pietre through Christophe Beaucarne’s gorgeous camera work. Cotillard credits her sensual portrayal of the heroine and her scandalous behaviour to director Garcia’s inspirational wildness and fiery temperament. The unexpected twists and turns of the plotline bring this deliciously enthralling saga to a remarkable conclusion.