Now We're Alive
As tradition requires, on his 25th birthday, Tom must choose the girl of his dreams, eyes shut, by the sound of her voice alone. Now, he must find her, guided solely by the memory of her voice. During his quest, Tom pictures her vividly and names her Jeanne. One evening after returning home from another fruitless search, he is surprised with a party and a revelation: if he hasn’t found his voice after thirty days, she will come to him. However, the young woman that reveals herself, Lea, is not the one he pictured; she is not the one he loves. He rejects her but his father assures him that she is indeed the one he chose on his birthday. He must marry Lea.
Jeanne continues to appear to Tom when he closes his eyes. Tom now spends most of his time with his eyes shut, which deeply troubles both his and Lea’s family. Tom struggles to explain his behavior but Lea is concerned and quickly realizes that Tom is hiding something. Who is Jeanne? Does she exist, or is she a fantasy? Will Tom ever find her?
Now We're Alive (France/Belgium, 2016)
Written and directed by: Thibault Arbre
With: Laure Haulet, Charles Lemaire, Victoria Oberli
Runtime: 97 min
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