MOKA

Directed by Frédéric Mermoud
US release date: June 16, 2017

Shades of Patricia Highsmith and Claude Chabrol infuse this revenge thriller, set on the picturesque French/Swiss border, starring two of France’s most celebrated actresses. Diane (Emmanuelle Devos, READ MY LIPS) is obsessed with finding the owner of the mocha-colored Mercedes she believes killed her son in a hit-and-run. Tracking the car to Évian, on the shores of Lake Geneva, she meets beautician Marlene (Nathalie Baye, TELL NO ONE), who has put the car up for sale. Diane poses as a prospective buyer. Surprises await them both. Director Mermoud, who helmed episodes of the cult French series The Returned, brings a slow-burning tension to this “classy and classical psychological thriller” (Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the bestselling novel by Tatiana de Rosnay, author of “Sarah’s Key.”

In conjunction with the opening of MOKA, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) presents the CinéSalon series Enigmatic Emmanuelle Devos, with screenings of the actress’s films every Tuesday in June & July.

"Critic's Pick. First-rate. Two of French cinema's finest actors, Ms. Devos and Ms. Baye, both of whom do career-high work here." - Glenn Kenny, The New York Times


MOKA
Directed by: Frédéric Mermoud
Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Nathalie Baye
Year: 2016
Duration: 89 mins
In French with English subtitles
Released by: Film Movement

> MOKA is screening in New York at Film Forum through Tuesday, June 27

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