Both Sides of the Blade

Both Sides of the Blade

France | 2022 | 116 min. | Claire Denis

July 15 - 28, 2022

Juliette Binoche is Sara, a woman whose life spirals out of control when she becomes involved in a passionate love triangle.

Sara and Jean have been in a loving, stable relationship for ten years. They are happy. He is her rock, someone she 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 that they work together again. Before long, things are in danger of spiralling out of control.

“An accomplished erotic thriller.”— Slant Magazine

“In this simultaneously small and cavernous love story, even a whisper echoes for days…a rich, nuanced exploration of female desire.”— Variety

“Both Sides of the Blade grows more illuminating as it gets hotter; what starts like a constrained and unusually jagged French drama is eventually forged into an incendiary portrait of three people.”— IndieWire

  • Original Language Title: Avec amour et acharnement
  • Director: Claire Denis
  • Principal Cast: Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Grégoire Colin, Bulle Ogier
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 116 min.
  • Screenplay: Claire Denis, Christine Angot
  • Cinematographers: Eric Gautier
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: IFC Films