Just a Sigh

World Narrative Competition

International Premiere

France | 104 MINUTES

JUST A SIGH

Drama
In the short break between performances in Calais, stage actress Alix, played by the stunning Emmanuelle Devos (Desplechin’s Christmas Tale), makes a quick escape to Paris. On the train, she meets a mysterious English stranger. Drawn toward him, she follows him, loves him, for a few hours, before facing what could be a new life.

With masterful performances by Devos and her acclaimed co-star Gabriel Byrne, Just a Sigh is an imaginative and lushly filmed Parisian romance. Young and versatile director Jérôme Bonnell (Le Chignon d’Olga) tells a real-time story with a particular sense for detail. Reminiscent of François Truffaut’s The Woman Next Door, the film captures vivid insights of a burning love evolving between two characters, wonderfully brought together by Bonnell’s down-to-earth approach. Just a Sigh captures an irrational, sentimental encounter balanced between the extremes of elopement and routine, with breathtaking psychological intrigue.

—Frédéric Boyer

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Jérôme Bonnell

JÉRÔME BONNELL launched his directorial career with the 1999 short Fidèle, followed by his award-winning debut feature, Le Chignon d'Olga. In 2005, his film Les yeux clairs won the Prix Jean Vigo. He collaborates with a growing roster of accomplished actors, including Nathalie Boutefeu, Florence Loiret-Caille, Marc Citti, Judith Rémy and Jean-Pierre Darroussin.
Director
Jérôme Bonnell
Screenwriter
Jérôme Bonnell
Producer
Edouard Weil
Editor
Julie Dupre
Cinematographer
Pascal Lagriffoul
Executive Producer
Edouard Weil
Co-Producer
Scope Pictures (Belgium), Element Pictures (Ireland)
Cast
Emmanuelle Devos, Gabriel Byrne

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