By the Sea
Director: Angelina Jolie
Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Mélanie Laurent
Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: English & French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: USA, France 2015 132 mins.
Released by Universal Pictures
By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.
In its style, and its treatment of themes of the human experience, By the Sea is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s. Universal Pictures.