Hors du temps

Suspended Time
April 2020. The film director Etienne and his brother Paul, a music journalist, spend lockdown together in their childhood home with their new partners Morgane and Carole. Every room, every object, reminds them of their childhood and awakens memories of the absent: their parents, their neighbours… How far apart are the brothers from one another and from the roots they share? As the world around them becomes increasingly unsettling, a sense of unreality – and even of disturbing strangeness – invades their daily lives.
by Olivier Assayas
with Vincent Macaigne, Micha Lescot, Nine D’Urso, Nora Hamzawi, Maud Wyler, Dominique Reymond, Magdalena Lafont
France 2024 French 105’ Colour World premiere


  • Vincent Macaigne (Paul)
  • Micha Lescot (Etienne)
  • Nine D’Urso (Morgane)
  • Nora Hamzawi (Carole)
  • Maud Wyler (Flavia)
  • Dominique Reymond (Psychanalytikerin)
  • Magdalena Lafont (Britt)


Director Olivier Assayas
Screenplay Olivier Assayas
Cinematography Eric Gautier
Editing Marion Monnier
Sound Design Nicolas Moreau
Sound Romain Cadilhac
Production Design François-Renaud Labarthe
Costumes Jürgen Doering
Make-Up Thi Loan Nguyen
Casting Antoinette Boulat
Producers Olivier Delbosc, Olivier Assayas
Executive Producer Sylvie Barthet
Co-Producer Emilien Bignon

Produced by

Curiosa Films

Vortex Sutra

Olivier Assayas

Born in Paris, France in 1955. After studying art and literature, he made short films, wrote screenplays (notably for André Téchiné) and contributed articles to the film magazine “Cahiers du Cinéma”. His 20-plus films have won him international acclaim since his debut Disorder was awarded a prize at the 1986 Mostra di Venezia. He has received numerous further accolades including Best Director at Cannes for Personal Shopper.

Filmography (selection)

1986 Désordre (Disorder) 1994 L’eau froide (Cold Water) 1996 Irma Vep 1999 Fin août, début septembre (Late August, Early September) 2000 Les destinées sentimentales (Sentimental Destinies) 2002 Demonlover 2004 Clean 2008 L’heure d’été (Summer Hours) 2010 Carlos 2012 Après mai (Something in the Air) 2014 Sils Maria (Clouds of Sils Maria) 2016 Personal Shopper 2018 Doubles vies (Non-Fiction) 2019 Cuban Network (Wasp Network) 2022 Irma Vep; series, 8 episodes 2024 Hors du temps

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024