German/French dramatic mood piece sees Merle (Anne Ratte-Poll) arrive at her lover Romauld’s holiday home in Nice to find he's away on business, leaving her in an uncomfortable position as an unwelcome intruder among Romuald’s 13-year-old daughter Emma and his 16-year-old son Felix.
"Merle resolves to stake her place in the house. She bides her time working on the book she is writing, while coolly attempting to ingratiate herself with Emma and Felix, quickly slipping into the elder’s hedonistic circle of friends and their all-night parties. But the tensions between Merle, her absent lover and his hostile children eventually bubble up, and she must abandon her nonchalant facade. Though the awkward circumstances are temporary, it becomes apparent that her search for belonging and purpose is not limited to her immediate situation. A quiet critique of bourgeois boredom and the impersonal, faux-community of vacation colonies, Everyday Objects constructs a compelling and elliptical portrait through the routine occurrences and banal moments of solitude that comprise life." (San Francisco Film Festival)