RFF – PERFUMES
Genre; Comedy, drama
Language: French with English subtitles
A refreshing yet hilarious odd-couple story that delivers a winning formula of social observation, character drama and empathy.
Emmanuelle Devos and Gregory Montel shine in this fragrant French drama. Anne Walberg was once the star of her industry – a perfumer whose ability to produce enticing new fragrances was second to none and which saw her rise through a competitive landscape. She remains in demand, but her intemperate behaviour has made her difficult. However, striking up an unlikely friendship with her equally troubled new driver, Anne sees a way to return to the top, which might offer a solution to both their problems. Grégory Magne’s intelligent drama is a visual and sophisticated treat. A breath of fresh – albeit scented – air.
“A quietly delightful French comedy” The Times
“Enchanting” The Irish Times
“Admirably refreshing” The Guardian