The Sense of Wonder (Le Gout Des Merveilles)

Saturday, Oct. 8, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 5:05 p.m.

Director: Éric Besnard
Country: France
Year: 2015
Runtime: 100 minutes
Language: French with English subtitles

In Provence, Louise struggles to raise two kids and save her late husband’s fruit-tree business. But times are tough and even Louise’s delicious pastries cannot keep the bank from trying to take her house. When she accidentally hits a stranger named Pierre with her car, it seems like the last straw. But Pierre is unlike anyone Louise has ever met. A withdrawn genius with a unique sense of wonder and logic, he is under scrutiny by the state for possibly being a danger to himself. Intrigued by his eccentric personality and candid innocence, Louise’s kids are drawn to Pierre, yet despite her attraction to this odd and brilliant man, Louise tries to keep him out of her already complicated life and broken heart.

Principal Cast: Virginie Efira, Benjamin Lavernhe, Lucie Fagedet, Hiam Abbass, Laurent Bateau

Writer: Éric Besnard
Producers: Patrice LedouxmMichel Seydoux
Cinematographer: Philippe Guilbert     
Editor: Yann Dedet
Music: Christophe Julien