Simple Passion

Cinemas may be closed, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any compelling, and moving productions finding their way to our (smaller) screens, for us to immerse ourselves in and enjoy. This week marks the digital release – exclusive on Curzon Home Cinema – of the brilliant French romance piece Simple Passion, starring Laetitia Dosch (Jeune Femme) and controversial Russian ballet dancer turned actor Sergei Polunin.

To mark the film’s release we spoke to Dosch about her beguiling and emotive turn in this Danielle Arbid drama, as she speaks about getting into the head of this complex role, and why she felt it was so hugely important to have so much trust in her director. Talking to us at the annual, and wonderful UniFrance event called ‘Rendezvous with French Cinema’, we also asked about working with co-star Polunin, and how the events of the past year have affected the French film industry.

Watch the full interview with Laetitia Dosch here:


A mother falls into an addictive relationship with a Russian diplomat, with whom she has nothing in common.

Simple Passion is released exclusively on Curzon Home Cinema from 5th February