Directed by Denis Villeneuve • 2000 • Canada
Starring Marie-Josée Croze, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Pierre Lebeau
Narrated by a talking fish, Denis Villeneuve’s sophomore feature blends magical realism, dark humor, and existential inquiry into an audaciously surreal fable. While driving under the influence one night, Bibiane (Marie-Josée Croze), a well-off businesswoman and sometimes model in the midst of a profound personal crisis, accidentally hits and kills a man. When she meets Evian (Jean-Nicolas Verreault), the son of the man she killed, the two begin an affair even though he is unaware of the tragic connection they share.