un film de / a film by
avec / with Nathalie Boutefeu
UN COUPLE is a film about a long term relationship between a man and a woman. The man is Leo Tolstoy. The woman is his wife, Sophia (Nathalie Boutefeu). They were married for 36 years, had 13 children nine of whom survived. Each kept a diary. Although they lived together, in the same house, they wrote letters frequently to each other.
The Tolstoyâ€™s were also a dysfunctional couple, arguing frequently and being very unhappy with each other while occasionally enjoying passionate moments of reconciliation. The film is Sophiaâ€™s monologue about the joys and struggles of their life together, loosely drawn from their letters to each other and their diary entries.
The film was shot in a beautiful garden on Belle Ile, an island off the coast of Brittany.
Leon et Sophia TolstoÃ¯ ont formÃ© un couple hors norme : 36 ans de mariage, 13 enfants, des disputes intenses, des moments de rÃ©conciliation passionnÃ©sâ€¦
Dans la nature expressive d’une Ã®le sauvage, Sophia se confie sur son admiration et sa crainte pour lâ€™auteur de Guerre et paix, sur les joies et les affres de leur vie commune.
Etats-Unis / 2022 / 1h03
ProductionÂ : Zipporah Films
International Sales : The Party Films Sales
Distribution France : MÃ©tÃ©ore Films
Venice 2022 / Competition