Beneath the Rooftops of Paris | 2006
Barbes, Paris. Therese is a shy, well-preserved woman in her sixties and she is in love. She walks along the street, not looking at anything in particular but instead muses in thought. She is on her way to see Marcel, the man she has loved for years. Marcel is a handsome man despite his eighty years. Wearing shorts, he sits, as he does every Monday, at the side of the municipal swimming pool with his best friend Amar. But the two men are not here for physical exercise. They come once a week because their attic room on the 6th floor is unbearably hot. From behind the bar at the pool, Therese observes them. Once a week, she serves the duo her finest dishes. Despite the number of years she has been in love, Therese still melts at Marcel's gaze.