5 to 7
Aspiring young writer Brian (Yelchin) first encounters the sophisticated wife of a French diplomat outside of the Manhattan St. Regis Hotel. Charmed by Brian’s tireless pursuit, Arielle (Marlohe) suggests a “cinq-à-sept” affair – the hours between 5 to 7 o’clock when the world seems to shrink down to two. Although pleased he’s found a muse, Brian’s parents condemn the foreign concept of condoned extramarital activities. However, when they fall in love, they must face meaningful life decisions head-on. Victor Levin’s emotionally potent feature directorial debut addresses issues of the heart, and its power when the odds are stacked against it.