3.5

MIFF: Matthias & Maxime

Drama


 

A lifelong friendship is tested after a play-acting kiss.

"Matthias & Maxime" is a heartfelt story that expresses the difficulty in reconciling a long-lost love. Building its narrative around a close group of friends, the playful banter and house parties are so natural, it must be sourced from the real-life experiences of its writer/director/lead actor. The camera weaves through the lives of its troubled characters, but in the pivotal moments, the frame remains still enough to absorb the more tender moments. Love is love.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2019
119 mins