Paris Memories

  • Screening Dates: 12th March, 6pm  //  21st March, 8pm
  • Starring: Virginie Efira, Benoît Magimel, Grégoire Colin, Maya Sansa, Amadou Mbow
  • Directed by: Alice Winocour
  • Running time: 105 mins
  • Rating: M - violence and offensive language
  • Language: French with English subtitles

Russian translator Mia (Virginie Efira) attempts to piece together the night she survived a terror attack in a Paris bistro three months earlier. Retracing the events of that night, Mia visits the scene in an effort to disentangle her fractured memories to get to the truth. Chronicling the phases of her recovery, this film allows us to witness what it means to live through such devastating violence. Mia’s marriage unravels as she grows closer with injured Thomas (Benoît Magimel), a fellow survivor and the grieving daughter of a killed couple. 

Director Alice Winocour brilliantly dramatizes the way trauma can render our fragments of memory into a puzzle. – Toronto International Film Festival