October 20

Catherine Deneuve & Benoît Magimel Shine in Cannes Standout Drama: PEACEFUL.  On DVD 11/8 from Distrib & Icarus Films.

Icarus FilmsPEACEFUL
A film by Emmanuelle Bercot 

From Distrib Films • An Icarus Films Release

On DVD November 8th! USA ONLYA son (Benoît Magimel) in denial of a serious illness. A mother (Catherine Deneuve) facing the unbearable. And between them a doctor (Gabriel Sara) and a nurse (Cécile de France) fighting to do their job and help them find acceptance. The four of them have one year and four seasons to come together and understand what it means to die while living. Writer and director Emmanuelle Bercot initially set out to explore the undying connection between a mother and her child, but through a chance encounter with Dr. Gabriel Sara, a dedicated cancer specialist who plays himself, the story of Peaceful unfolds like the stages of grief itself. Bercot chose to combine the realistic with the philosophical in this devastatingly beautiful tragedy, that leans on Sara’s real-life experiences and Magimel’s transformative performance, which earned him the 2022 Cesar Award for Best Actor (French Oscars), to convey the slow and poignant loosening of the mortal coil Peaceful (De Son Vivant) US Trailer – YouTube

A film by Emmanuelle Bercot • From Distrib Films • An Icarus Films Release 2021