Fugue, The–Critics Week (Cannes Film Fest 2018)

Agnieszka Smoczynska’s “The Fugue” and Zsofia Szilagyi’s debut “One Day,” also explore the themes of womanhood and motherhood through different genres.

The Fugue follows a woman who struggles to be a mother and wife after losing her memory. Tesson said the film begins like a drama and progressively becomes a psychological thriller with fantasy elements. “The Fugue” marks Smoczynska’s follow-up to “The Lure,” which won Sundance’s Special Jury Award in 2016.

One Day chronicles 24 hours in the life of a woman in her 40s who is on the edge, saddled with daily duties – including her work, three children, husband and financial issues – until something unexpected happens.