Love Affair(s)

Les choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait

Director: Emmanuel Mouret
Country: France

German Premiere
2020 | 125 min. | French
Subtitles: German, English
FSK 18

Cast_ Camélia Jordana, Niels Schneider, Vincent Macaigne Screenplay_ Emmanuel Mouret Camera_ Laurent Desmet Producer_ Frédéric Niedermayer Rights_ Elle Driver

A special kind of roundelay: highly enjoyable and ultimately deeply moving. 

They talk. And talk. And talk. For Daphné and Maxime, intimacy seems to be an exchange of words. Only slowly do they – and we – realise that their words have consequences not only for the two of them, but for their whole environment. In the roundelay of love and jealousy, the gap between fidelity and deceit becomes an abyss.

Emmanuel Mouret is one of France’s most renowned contemporary auteurs. With Les choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait, the multiple award-winning director has once again surpassed himself. Delicately conceived word fights, literary tirades, poetic confessions. All that he throws at us is really something else. And only very slowly, almost imperceptibly, does the camera direct our gaze, allowing the audiovisual experience to reveal its full sensuality. It has to be seen to be believed!

Official Selection Cannes 2020


Emmanuel Mouret, born in Marseille in 1970, is a graduate of La Fémis and works as a director, scriptwriter and actor. His script for The Art of Love (2011) won awards at the Hamburg and Montréal film festivals. Last year his script for Lady J received a César nomination.