Time to Leave 2005
Le temps qui reste (original title)
1h 21min | Drama | 16 May 2005 (France)
A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.
Dying? Why? How? Do I have the chance to look at my own demise from where I’m standing and I’m given the chance, even if brief, to do what I can to arrive to the fatal randez-vous without a heavy heart. Is that possible? We live the question in painful, stunning moments of reflection. Melvil Poupaud’s face is not merely beautiful but transparent. I decided very early one that he/his character and I were diametrically opposites and yet, I felt the communion, I was with him I sort of understood. I wept for him and for me, I wept for everyone I’ve lost and for all the ones I’m going to loose before I go. I’ve also decided that I like François Ozon very much. That his movies take me places in a brutally gentle way and I come out of this experiences with something new. Thank you very much.
Director: François Ozon
Writer: François Ozon
Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Language: French | English | German
Release Date: 16 May 2005 (france)
Also Known As: Time to Leave
Filming Locations: Paris, France