There is something ethereal with Huppert that makes her perfect for the role of Ann, the lead character in this film. A woman struck by her partner's betrayal intends to disappear and take on a fresh and new persona, to the point she disconnects herself from her music career and anyone else except for Georges, her childhood friend who's implied as gay. After countless travels she finds herself in a secluded part of Italy and befriends a young Italian woman in the process. Director Jacquot masterfully brings out the acting prowess and emotional strength of the lead character and in fact has worked with Huppert before on films like Lecole de la chair and Pas de scandale. The intended and conscious yearning for escape is as much the search for her real identity and some viewers can't help but raise the question, to whom or what is she actually escaping from? One can only point out to the partner's infidelity as the reason, or maybe just one of them, which resulted to Ann being jolted out of her wits. Hers is a journey that only a few may dare take but a journey that could help her heal the pain and heartache. Highly recommended!