Music Box Films is pleased to announce that Alice Winocour’s deeply moving drama REVOIR PARIS starring César Award Best Actress winner Virginie Efira (Other People’s Children) is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, June 23, 2023 at Film at Lincoln Center and IFC Film Center, and Los Angeles on Friday, June 30 at Laemmle’s Royal, with a national expansion to follow.
After surviving a mass shooting in a Paris restaurant, Mia (Virginie Efira) is haunted, unable to resume life as usual, and left with a total blackout where her memories of the traumatic incident should be. Determined to reconstruct the sequence of events and reestablish a sense of normalcy, Mia finds herself repeatedly returning to the bistro where the shooting happened. In the process, she forms bonds with fellow survivors, including banker Thomas (Benoît Magimel) and teenager Félicia (Nastya Golubeva). A poignant, emotional and ultimately hopeful tale on grief and healing, REVOIR PARIS is anchored by a career-best performance by Efira who earned the 2023 César for Best Actress. Although fictional, the film was inspired by Winocour’s own brother’s experiences as a survivor of the Bataclan concert hall 2015 attacks.
Writer-director Alice Winocour, a graduate of the prestigious Paris film school FEMIS, made her feature debut with the historical drama Augustine (Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week, Camerimage’s Best Directorial Debut Award); her subsequent films are Disorder with Matthias Schoenarts and Diane Kruger (Special Jury Award Mention, AFI Fest) and Proxima with Eva Green and Matt Dillon (Special Jury Prize, San Sebastian Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival). Winocour also co-won the Best Original Screenplay César for Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Oscar nominated film Mustang. She is a member of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard jury.