Just a Sigh

Just a Sigh

Just a Sigh

A chance encounter between two middle-aged passengers begins this Parisian romance, told in real time. Alix (Emmanuelle Devos), on her way to audition for a film, meets a mysterious English stranger (Gabriel Byrne). She follows him, loves him, for a few hours, before facing what could be a new life.

"Young and versatile director Jérôme Bonnell (Le Chignon d’Olga) tells a real-time story with a particular sense for detail. Reminiscent of François Truffaut’s The Woman Next Door, the film captures vivid insights of a burning love evolving between two characters, wonderfully brought together by Bonnell’s down-to-earth approach." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2013Rating: M101 minsFrance, Belgium, IrelandFrench and English with English subtitles
DramaRomance
83%
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Reviews & comments

In the heart of a Parisian summer day

This film delicately captures the feelings of its main characters finding themselves at a crossroads in their lives. By tightening the plot on a single day, "Just A Sigh" increases the intimacy of the film while delivering a beautiful portrait of a woman. It unfolds slowly, taking the viewer into a rhythm of full and hollow, of hunger and pleasure,...

3.0
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Variety

Variety

press

A tonally heterogeneous but emotionally coherent dramedy centered around a beautifully modulated turn by Devos.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

You may complain that [it's] episodic to cohere and that Alix's eccentricities are plot mechanisms. But to me, this fateful day-in-the-life feels believable.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

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The connection that these two are allegedly making must be taken on faith. Little is shown or spoken to sell it.

2.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Never quite sustains its double-sided tone, but the Franglais performances are top-notch.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A tonally heterogeneous but emotionally coherent dramedy centered around a beautifully modulated turn by Devos.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

You may complain that [it's] episodic to cohere and that Alix's eccentricities are plot mechanisms. But to me, this fateful day-in-the-life feels believable.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

The connection that these two are allegedly making must be taken on faith. Little is shown or spoken to sell it.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A bracingly romantic drama that's alive with a mature sense of passion and mystery.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Never quite sustains its double-sided tone, but the Franglais performances are top-notch.

0

In the heart of a Parisian summer day

This film delicately captures the feelings of its main characters finding themselves at a crossroads in their lives. By tightening the plot on a single day, "Just A Sigh" increases the intimacy of the film while delivering a beautiful portrait of a woman. It unfolds slowly, taking the viewer into a rhythm of full and hollow, of hunger and pleasure,...

3.0
0