Genre: Drama

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Helene Florent

***

 

The two stories that make up Café de Flore, are bound together by a song called Café de Flore.

 

More importantly, however, is the idea of the uncompromising power of true love that connects the stories of a jet-setting Montreal disc jockey (Kevin Parent) and the single mother (Vanessa Paradis) of a Down syndrome child.

 

The main pleasure here is watching Paradis throw glamour out the window and deliver a gritty, but lovingly rendered performance as a protective mother.