Looking For Hortense POsterPascal Bonitzer’s Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense, in the original French) is finally set to arrive on our shores this summer, having debuted at Venice last year to positive early reviews.

The film earned two nominations at the César Awards earlier in the year, the French equivalent of the Oscars. And with its August UK release date just a few weeks away, we’ve got the new UK quad poster to exclusively share.

Looking For Hortense is a bittersweet ‘comedie de moeurs’ that is French in spirit but universal in appeal. Damien (Jean-Pierre Bacri), a Chinese civilization professor, lives with his partner, Iva (Kristin Scott Thomas), a stage director, and their son Noé. The couple’s relationship has drifted into routine that has drained it of love. Damien finds himself trapped one day by Iva, who orders him to ask his father, a senior member of the French Council of State, for help in preventing Zorica (Isabelle Carré), a woman Iva knows, from being deported. But Damien and his father don’t get on and are barely ever in touch with each other. This dangerous mission throws Damien into a spiral that will turn his life upside down.

Jean-Pierre Bacri, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Isabelle Carré lead the cast, with Claude Rich starring alongside them as Bacri’s on-screen father.

Bonitzer (Le Grand Alibi, Changing Times) directs from a script he co-wrote with Agnès de Sacy (Un château en Italie).

Both Bacri and Rich earned nominations for their performances at the Césars, so you can be sure that this is one to watch when it arrives later in the summer.

Looking for Hortense will be released in the UK on 9th August. Here’s the new UK poster, which you can click through to enlarge.

Looking For Hortense POster