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Run Time: 110 minutes
What does a love story look like when the two romantic leads don’t meet until the very end? SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE takes this premise and gently peers into the everyday lives of two thirty-something Parisian neighbors who would be perfect for one another—if they ever actually met. Strangers living next door, Rémy and Mélanie find themselves quietly struggling with shades of depression, loneliness, and an all-too-recognizable compulsion toward being online. They both end up seeking therapy, and their individual journeys toward clarity begin mirroring one another with an elegant cinematic symmetry. This narrative teases the audience, dangling their would-be story-book romance just out of reach. The film’s structural gambit unfurls beautifully, offering a delicate arrangement of sensitively realized scenes that speak to the aching alienation of modern urban life. Its themes of healing and personal growth are set on a slow burn, giving real care and attention to the plight of its two young lovers, who feel so real you might just meet them on the street. (In French with subtitles) — R.J.T.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11:35 AM ET
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM ET
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles
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