Waiting for You

2017
  |  Book Tickets: 23/08/2018
  |  92 min
Rated 12A by the BBFC

Synopsis

Paul (Morgan) investigates his late father's increasingly disturbing past and becomes suspicious of the mysterious, melancholic, and possibly dangerous Madeleine (Fanny Ardant). When Paul’s (Colin Morgan in his feature film debut) father utters some deathbed clues to a past his son knew nothing about, it triggers a journey of discovery that leads him to a house situated amongst the foothills of the French countryside. Here lives Madeleine (Fanny Ardant), a secretive musician, who might be the key to unlocking the dark secrets of his childhood. Eventually he locates the house in question, blagging his way in as an architecture grad student looking to survey the house for a project. Madeleine, the frosty Madame in residence and daughter of the Colonel referenced by Paul’s father, puts him up for the week, but keeps him under her suspicious eye. When he gets a chance, he’s rummaging through her things to find answers to his father’s wartime French experience, or making eyes at Sylvia (Audrey Bastien), the girl who works in the cafe down the road. ‘Waiting for You’ gives the impression of a film built mood-first, in the sunny chateaux aesthetics. Sometimes a film’s greatest strength is how it just wants to tell an interesting tale, free of gimmicks and grandstanding, and this is one such story, if something of a mysterious slow burner. A beautiful assured first feature, writer/director Charles Garrad’s design background is obvious throughout in this lyrical, atmospheric mystery drama. UK 2107 Charles Garrad 92m We hope to welcome writer/director Charles Garrad to introduce his film plus Q&A.

infrequent strong language, moderate injury detail
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