Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
French filmmaker Jean-Paul Civeyrac directs the drama Toutes Ces Belles Promesses (All the Fine Promises), loosely based on the novel Hymnes à l'amour by Anne Wiazemsky. Jeanne Balibar stars as Marianne, a young Paris cellist mourning the recent death of her mother. When she discovers that her late father had a mistress, she casts aside her boyfriend Étienne (Renaud Bécard) in order to find her. It turns out that the mistress is also a musician, a pianist named Béatrice Marquet (Bulle Ogier). Marianne and Béatrice strike up a strange and tender friendship while reminiscing about the past and playing Edith Piaf songs on the piano. Marianne also reconnects with her family's maid Ghislaine (Valérie Crunchant) before returning to her home in Paris. All the Fine Promises premiered at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.
cello, memory, mistress, pianist, reminiscence