A story about the impossible love between two social outcasts in the banlieue of Paris, this powerful, loving film is the directing debut of actress Sara Forestier – who also stars in the title role.
Lila (Sara Forestier) is a young, intelligent woman with promising talent as a writer. She struggles with her stuttering problem, preferring to remain in the background. Fortunately, self-confident Mo enters her life, and a remarkable love relationship develops between them. Mo, a tough young man who participates in illegal street races, has his own imperfection: he is illiterate. Both arrive at a tipping point in their lives. Lila tries to overcome her fears. In turn, to have a chance at a future with Lila, Mo must first find a way to kick the adrenaline addiction fed by his racing. Will they succeed together?
French actress Sara Forestier, who had previously received two César Awards (French Oscars) for Best Actress, excels as the fragile, insecure Lila. As the director of ‘M’. she often opted for close-ups; this increases the intimacy of the film and makes it easier for viewers to relate to the characters. The result is a powerful, thrilling and loving directorial debut.