Café de Flore is a Canadian drama film, released in 2011. Directed and written by Jean-Marc Vallée, the film garnered 13 nominations for the 2012 Genie Awards.
The film cuts between two seemingly unrelated stories. One, set in present-day Montreal, stars Kevin Parent as Antoine, a successful club DJ torn between his new girlfriend Rose (Évelyne Brochu) and his still-complicated relationship with his ex-wife Carole (Hélène Florent); the other, set in 1960s Paris, stars Vanessa Paradis as Jacqueline, the fiercely protective single mother of Laurent (Marin Gerrier), a child with Down syndrome who has a crush on Véro (Alice Dubois), a friend and companion who also has Down syndrome. The film builds toward the revelation of how the two stories are linked: after Jacqueline, Laurent, and Véro are killed in a car accident, Carole, Antoine, and Rose are their subsequent reincarnations.
Critical response 
Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 63% based on reviews from 49 critics, with an average rating of 6.5 out of 10.
The film's Genie Award nominations included Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Paradis), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Gerrier), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Florent), Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Paradis won the Genie for Best Actress; the film also picked up a Genie for Achievement in Make-Up.
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