A Better Life (Une Vie Meilleure)
A film by Cedric Kahn
Starring Guillaume Canet, Leila Bekhti
Yann (Guillaume Canet), a cook, and Nadia (Leila Bekhti), a waitress and mother of 9-year-old boy, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finances of their own, they find themselves pushed into a jungle of financing and loans that quickly overwhelms them. To bail them out, Nadia takes a job in Canada, while Yann stays behind to save the restaurant. Together, he and the boy (Slimane Khettabi) confront relentless creditors, an uncaring system; a daily grind from which there is no respite until Yann finally understands that his only chance of salvation lies in joining Nadia in Canada and finding a better life.
A convincingly painted portrait of a hostile world…an intense but dark love story.
- Production Year
- Countries of Production
- France, Canada
- Running Time
- 112 mins
Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)
- Friday, Jul 27, 2012
See showtimes for all currently scheduled films.