Les Intranquilles, feature film, drama, Belgium, Luksemburg, France, 2021
DIRECTED BY: Joachim Lafosse
Gabriel Merz Chammah,
Lou du Pontavice,
Art restorer Leïla and painter Damien are deeply in love. However, Damien’s big, loud and unpredictable character is becoming increasingly burdensome for the exhausted Leïla and their young son, who still adores his spontaneous and fun dad. Inspired by the author’s growing up with a bipolar father, The Restless is an intimate, authentic tale about the complex dynamics of a family caught in the spiral of psychological illness. Lafosse’s stirring romance drama competed for the Palm d’Or and marks his fourth appearance at ZFF (Keep Going – PLUS programme Best Film, The White Knights, Our Children).