Ritournelle, La

A FILM BY Marc Fitoussi

A bittersweet melodrama that tackles the possibility of marital infidelity in middle age in an unexpectedly perceptive yet very French manner... modest but well-performed and beautifully assembled comedy-drama
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
“Paris Follies” undeniably recognizes certain deeper truths, the best of which go unspoken, captured via body language and lingering glances between characters. There’s such tenderness and quiet heartbreak
- Peter Debruge, Variety
Une irrésistible comédie de remariage
- Les Inrockuptibles
Cocasse et émouvant, (...) "La Ritournelle" zigzague entre les genres. Délicieusement singulier
- TéléCinéObs


Brigitte and Xavier have a good life. Their farm exploitation prospers and their children have left home to live on their own…A man of few words, Xavier spends most of his time taking care of the cattle. A sophisticated dreamer, Brigitte keeps hoping for something else, something more... To escape the monotony of her everyday life, she decides to go on a solo, whirl-wind weekend in Paris. And the French capital does indeed offer freedom and adventure…

Theatrical Release Date

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Original Languages: French
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 98 min.
Year: 2014


Jean-Pierre Darroussin
Anaïs Demoustier
Isabelle Huppert
Marina Foïs
Michael Nyqvist
Pio Marmaï
Marc Fitoussi