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France 2017
In French with English subtitles
100 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Sara Forestier
Screenplay: Sara Forestier
Cast: Sara Forestier, Redouanne Harjane, Jean-Pierre Léaud
Production: Hugo Sélignac / Chi-Fou-Mi Productions
Print Source: MK2

Lila and Mo meet at a bus stop. Lila has a paralysing speech impediment. Mo is chatty and exuberant. Lila is preparing for her exams. Mo illegally races cars for a living. Opposites attract, and they fall in love. But Mo carries a secret burden.

“Mo and Lila are opposites, and yet similar. For instance, when Lila and Mo meet, I would like the audience to think, ‘this can never work’, and yet also think it can… that Mo’s roughness and Lila’s fragility could coexist and perhaps cancel each other out.”

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