• Director

    Emmanuel Carrère

  • Producers

    Olivier Delbosc, David Gauquié, Julien Deris, Emmanuel Carrère

  • Screenwriters

    Emmanuel Carrère, Hélène Devynck

  • With

    Juliette Binoche, Hélène Lambert, Léa Carne

  • France 2021. 106min

  • UK Distribution

    Curzon Film

  • Language

    French

    With English subtitles

This film’s BFI Player premiere is scheduled for the time listed above. You have 24 hours to start watching and 4 hours to complete the film once you’ve started. Tickets can be booked until the end time listed above (subject to availability).

Based on the real-life reportage of journalist Florence Aubenas, Between Two Worlds exposes the challenges facing workers at the bottom of the food chain in Northern France. Going undercover, Marianne (Juliette Binoche) enlists for a series of thankless jobs, including cleaner of a cross-Channel ferry. She forms close bonds with her fellow workers, but sooner or later, must face up to the ethical problems that her methods entail. Director Emmanuel Carrère is acclaimed for both fiction and non-fiction books (including Limonov and The Kingdom), and his third feature takes him into new realist territory. An array of charismatic non-professional actors excel alongside Binoche, in a film that tersely – and with irrepressible heart – digs deep into current social realities.

Jonathan Romney

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