2 Autumns 3 Winters

by Sébastien Betbeder


At the age of 33, Arman decides it’s time to change his life. To begin, one Saturday he goes jogging in a park.

As he turns a corner, he bumps into Amélie. The first meeting is a shock ; the second will be like a stab in the heart.

Benjamin is Arman’s best friend. One evening he collapses and falls over into a hedgegrow. Doctors diagnose a stroke.

Between two autumns and three winters, the lives of Amélie, Arman and Benjamin intermingle and are filled with meetings, accidents, love stories and memories.



France  2013  93mn  1.37:1  5.1  French

Written by

Sébastien Betbeder

Produced by

Frédéric Dubreuil


Vincent Macaigne (“Un Monde sans Femmes”, “La Fille du 14 Juillet”, “La Bataille de Solférino”), Maud Wyler, Bastien Bouillon

Original Title

2 Automnes 3 Hivers

Festivals and Awards

  • Cannes – Acid 2013 – World Premiere
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Kinoscope selection
  • Hambourg, Germany – Competition
  • Namur, Belgium – Competition
  • 2Morrow, Russia – Competition
  • Melbourne, Australia – World cinema
  • London BFI, UK – World Cinema
  • Institut Français du Portugal – Official Selection
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil – International Perspective
  • Tubingen, Germany – Competition
  • Bucarest French FF – Romania – Competition
  • Torino, taly – Competition – Special Jury Award
  • Dublin French FF – Competition
  • Göteborg, Sweden – World Cinema
  • French FF – Athens
  • FebioFest, Czech Republic (Prague) – Competition
  • Villa Medicis – Italy – Official presentation
  • French Embassy in China – Selection
  • French Institute in Skopje – Macedonia
  • French FF Tokyo
  • BIFF – Brasilia FF – Panorama Mundi



Feature length: Les Nuits avec Théodore (2012) Nuage (2007)

Medium length: Je suis une ville endormie (2012) Yoshido (les autres vies) (2010) La Vie lointaine (2008) Les Mains d’Andréa (2006)

Press quotes

« The film I most urge you to watch, though—and certainly the most artistically inventive in this programme ». Jonathan Romney – Film Comment – March 2014

” This is a film with wit, style and even a couple of moments of real emotional power that deserves to be seen ” – RogerEbert.com written by Peter Sobczynski- June 2014