Heading South
aka Vers le sud
First screened in August 2006
Director: Laurent Cantet. Cast: Karen Young, Charlotte Rampling, Méthony Cesar, Louise Portal, Lys Ambroise, Anotte Saint Ford, Jackenson Pierre Olmo Diaz, Guiteau Nestant, Violette Vincent, Marie-Laurence Hérard, Vanessa Michel, Anathole Bonhomme. Screenplay: Laurent Cantet and Robin Campillo.

Twitter Capsule: Lacks cumulative impact of Cantet's Time Out but austere intelligence runs through it. Most potent when least plotty.

VOR:   Unusually prickly repertoire of characters in audience-unfriendly scenario. So it does take risks, but impression isn't lasting.

Photo © 2005 Haut et Court/Les Films Séville/France 3 Cinéma,
© 2006 Shadow Distribution (c/o Premiere.fr)

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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