Directed by Ursula Meier
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet, Adelaïde Leroux, Kacey Mottet Klein
Official Selection: Cannes International Critics’ Week
Official Entry from Switzerland for the 2010 Academy Awards
A family’s peaceful existence is threatened when a busy highway is opened only meters away from their isolated house in the middle of nowhere. Refusing to move, Marthe, Michel and their three children find innovative ways to adapt to their new environment. They continue their happy-go-lucky routine despite the daily stress of hundreds of noisy speeding cars. But suspicions about the highway’s unknown long-term dangers cause family tension. Remaining in the disrupted household might not be so easy, but it’s still their home.
Not rated. Running time: 98 minutes. In French, with English subtitles.