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Par cœurs

Par cœurs

Original name: Par cœurs
English name: By Heart
Year: 2023
Run time: 76 mins
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: France
Director: Benoit Jacquot
Producer: Kristina Larsen
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Fabrice Luccini
Screenplay: Benoit Jacquot
Cinematographer: Caroline Champetier
Editor: Julia Gregory
Sound Designer: Paul Kusnierek
Production Company: Les Films du Lendemain
World Sales: Les Films du Losange


  • São Paulo IFF 2023
  • CPH:DOX 2023
  • Cinemania FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2014 Three Hearts
  • 2012 Farewell, My Queen
  • 2006 The Untouchable
  • 2004 Right Now
  • 1998 The School of Flesh
  • 1997 Seventh Heaven
  • 1975 The Musician Killer

Director’s Biography:

Benoit Jacquot

Benoît Jacquot was born in Paris in 1947. He was the assistant to various directors before making his first film, The Musician Killer in 1975. Till date, he has directed over forty films. He has received multiple nominations at Cannes, and Venice with his films like - Seventh Heaven (1997), The School of Flesh (1998), Right Now (2004) and many others. His film Farewell, My Queen (2012) opened the 62nd Berlinale. He also received the René Clair Award that year. His 2014 film Three Hearts competed for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice IFF.


It's summertime, 2021. Isabelle Huppert plays Lioubov, Chekhov's unforgettable heroine in The Cherry Orchard. In a nearby theatre, Fabrice Luchini recites Nietzsche. Both actors are premiering at Avignon's Festival. When they leave backstage to stand out on stage, they are completely transformed. As everything seems utterly natural, the audience does not imagine what happened before. By following their daily lives during the weeks preceding the premieres, Benoît Jacquot brings a singular perspective of the two actors and shows them like we've never seen before.