Directed by Bruno Podalydès • Drama • With Bruno Podalydès, Sandrine Kiberlain, Agnès Jaoui • 2018 • 105 minutes
Middle-aged graphic artist Michel (Bruno Podalydès) is seized by a sudden crazy impulse and orders a canoe and paddles—everything he needs for an adventure. His wife Rachelle (Sandrine Kiberlain) encourages him to set out alone on his escapades. So what if he’s never rowed a boat in his life? Adventure is adventure! His big trip on the water turns out to be full of surprises and unexpected encounters.
Sparkling with good humor and lighthearted charm, THE SWEET ESCAPE is a delightful take on midlife crisis and pastoral adventure.
"Feather-light, yet finally profound and packed with both visual ideas and delightful banter, THE SWEET ESCAPE from French filmmaker Bruno Podalydes is another home run." —Hollywood Reporter