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THE LIGHTER SIDE

Threesome

Le trip à trois

NICOLAS MONETTE
Canada, 2017
90 minutes, Color
Official website

We are familiar with the French sex farce, but here comes a worthy French Canadian sex farce. Set in Montreal, Threesome introduces us to Estelle (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin), an overworked, unsatisfied mother and wife about to turn 35. Beset by home renovations taking forever and demoralizing developments at work, Estelle turns to her posse of gal pals for support. The bawdy trio (Bénédicte Décary, Geneviève Schmidt, and Anne-Élisabeth Bossé) encourage her to loosen up, finally deciding that the solution is a close encounter of the three-way kind. Because Estelle is a financial analyst, she takes an analytical approach, creating elaborate spreadsheets and strategic plans for finding the perfect third person. Of course, the plans quickly go very far astray. The shenanigans—or attempts at shenanigans—are played lightly, and if you have any affection for Bonnie Tyler's song "Total Eclipse of the Heart," you are in for a treat. —Dave Nuttycombe

In French with English subtitles

The screening on May 1st will be followed by a reception sponsored by the Quebec Government Office in Washington


Wednesday, May 1
6:00 PM
$14.00
Saturday, May 4
6:30 PM
$14.00

Office of Quebec