Following her breakout performance in “Blue Is The Warmest Color,” Adèle Exarchopoulos has yet to spark the same attention in subsequent roles. Nonetheless, she remains a captivating screen presence, which should at least mark “Down By Love” one to keep an eye out for.
Written and directed by Pierre Godeau, and also starring Guillaume Gallienne, Stéphanie Cléau, Sabila Moussadek, Marie Rivière, and Aliénor Poisson, the film tells the apparently true story of the relationship that unfolds between a prison director and a new detainee which, as you might guess, probably isn’t the best idea in the world. And thus, personal and professional problems follow, leading to high stakes, sexy drama.
The film has already opened in some overseas territories, with more to come in the months ahead. As for a U.S. release, there is no distributor in place, but we’ll see if someone steps up.