At the luxuriant countryside, Marie doubts her love as Noée mourns her father. In a suffocating city, Eva anchors herself while Jeanne plans to leave. Their paths collide in The Splendor of Life, a sensual and poetic invitation to live life to the fullest.

Festivals & Awards


  • Finalist at Pitch Netflix FNC 2021
  • Tiff Filmmaker Lab 2021
  • Rencontres de coproduction francophone de 2021 en Belgique.
  • Torino Feature Lab 2023

The Director

Marianne Métivier

Marianne Métivier is a Québec-Filipino writer and director from Montréal. She is a graduate of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), in film directing. In 2016, she won the award for Best Fiction for her year- end film. Her latest short film, Celle qui porte la pluie (2019) was notably selected in official competition at the Berlinale in 2020. Marianne is currently developing her first feature-length fiction film, The Splendor of Life, which was selected for the TIFF Filmmaker Lab in 2021 where she was honoured to receive the TIFF Work Filmmaker Fellowship. She is also working on her first documentary, Back Home, for which she received a development grant from the Talent Lab of the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM), in 2020. Her work mainly explores the notion of identity, the sense of belonging and our relationship to the intangible.