Sara and Jean have been in a loving, stable relationship for ten years. They are happy. He is her rock, someone the emotionally fragile Sara can hold on to. When they first met, Sara was in a relationship with François, Jean’s best friend. One day, Sara sees François on the street. He does not see her, but she is overwhelmed by a sensation that her life could suddenly change. François does indeed get in touch with Jean to suggest they work together again. Before long, things are in danger of spiralling out of control.
“I was speaking with Christine Angot /…/ We were sharing feelings. It came from my character and her character. I understood everything: I would be like Sara, I would not resist. I would like to be free to make my own decisions. It’s not because you love someone, because you live with that person and give every day and every night to that love, that suddenly a memory doesn’t have the power to knock on your door.”
- Claire Denis