Three Hearts (film)

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Three Hearts
3 cœurs poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byBenoît Jacquot
Produced byAlice Girard
Edouard Weil
Written byJulien Boivent
Benoît Jacquot
StarringBenoît Poelvoorde
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Chiara Mastroianni
Catherine Deneuve
Music byBruno Coulais
CinematographyJulien Hirsch
Edited byJulia Grégory
Rectangle Productions
Pandora Film
Scope Pictures
Arte France Cinéma
Distributed byWild Bunch
Release date
  • 30 August 2014 (2014-08-30) (Venice)
  • 17 September 2014 (2014-09-17) (France)
Running time
106 minutes
Budget€7.1 million[1]
Box officeUS$3.1 million[2]

Three Hearts (French: 3 cœurs) is a 2014 French drama film directed by Benoît Jacquot and co-written with Julien Boivent. The film stars Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve.[3] It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[4][5] It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.[6] In January 2015, the film received four nominations at the 20th Lumières Awards.[7]


After missing a train, Marc meets and falls in love with Sylvie. They agree to meet in Paris at the Jardin des Tuileries without exchanging contact information. On the time of the rendezvous, Marc is held up in a meeting and they miss each other. Disappointed, Sylvie moves to the USA with her husband. Later, Marc meets Sylvie's sister Sophie and they fall in love. As Marc and Sophie's relationship becomes serious, he discovers she is Sylvie's sister.



Three Hearts is produced by Edouard Weil and Alice Girard for Rectangle Productions, with co-production support from Pandora Film, Scope Pictures and Arte France Cinéma. The film was pre-acquired by Canal+ and Ciné+ and will be distributed by Wild Bunch in France.[3]

Filming began on 16 September 2013 in the Île-de-France region and was completed in 45 days.[3]

Critical response[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, Three Hearts has an approval rating of 81%, based on 36 reviews, with an average rating of 6.8/10.[8] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 56 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[9]


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Louis Delluc Prize Best Film Nominated
Lumières Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Director Benoît Jacquot Nominated
Best Actor Benoît Poelvoorde Nominated
Best Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg Nominated
Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion Nominated
World Soundtrack Awards Soundtrack Composer of the Year Bruno Coulais Nominated


  1. ^ "3 coeurs". JP's Box-Office.
  2. ^ "3 Hearts". Box Office Mojo.
  3. ^ a b c "Benoît Jacquot films 3 Hearts". Cineuropa. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  4. ^ "International competition of feature films". Venice. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced". Deadline. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  7. ^ "France's Lumiere Awards Nominations Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  8. ^ "3 Hearts (3 coeurs) (2015)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 7 February 2017.
  9. ^ "3 Hearts reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 February 2017.

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