‘Brother And Sister’ Trailer: Marion Cotillard And Melvil Poupaud Are Estranged Siblings In Arnaud Desplechin’s Cannes Drama

I don’t know if any filmmaker has been as consistent a presence at Cannes as Arnaud Desplechin. With ten movies having premiered at the festival already, you can just about always count on him to be there. And sure enough, he’s back this year with Brother and Sister, starring Marion Cotillard, actor/filmmaker Melvil Poupaud, and the terrific Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani (Extraction, Paterson).

The premise is simple, centering on estranged siblings forced to come together after a tragedy involving their parents. After more than two decades apart and nothing but hatred between them, can they find a way to be a family again?

Desplechin was most recently at Cannes last year with the Lea Seydoux drama, Deception. His films have competed for the Palme d’Or multiple times, and I’m sure Brother and Sister will be in competition, as well. The film opens in France on May 20th and there will definitely be a U.S. date at some point.

Alice and Louis are brother and sister. She is an actress; he was a teacher and poet. For more than 20 years, Alice has hated her brother. In all this time they haven’t seen one another. Then their parents are involved in a serious accident, and the siblings are brought face to face…


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.