French director Laurent Cantet (Going South, Time Out) has always “pursued the same obsession , which is that his characters are looking for their place in society and unable to find it,” says Cantet’s producer Caroline Benjo, speaking on the phone to N.Y. Times writer Leslie Camhi . “At the same time, he’s always questioning the horror of an economic system in which, if you don’t perform, whether it’s financially, sexually or affectively, you’re seen as subhuman .”