Both Sides of the Blade

Both Sides of the Blade

July 15, 2022
A passionate love triangle threatens to spin the lives of all involved out of control

Details About the Film

The legendary Claire Denis delivers a new understated yet psychologically vivid romantic drama.

On her way to work one day, Sara (Juliette Binoche) spies her ex-lover François (Grégoire Colin) outside of the metro; shortly thereafter, by a seeming coincidence, François gets in touch with Jean (Vincent Lindon), his old friend—and Sara’s husband—to propose they go into business together. François’s unexpected reemergence in their lives, and the emotional destabilization that comes with it, propel this finely wrought and melancholic narrative, with Denis’s characteristic knack for capturing the intimate sensuality of everyday life on full display


Director(s): Claire Denis
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Vincent Lindon, Mati Diop
Year Released: 2022
Runtime: 116 minutes
Country: France
Language(s): In French with English subtitles
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Film Reviews

"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"
—David Ehrlich, IndieWire

"simultaneously small and cavernous love story — even a whisper echoes for days"
—Guy Lodge, Variety