An illuminating portrayal of the intellectual connection between philosophers Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre and their vow of essential love. Tête-à-Tête explores the period when Beauvoir, 21, and Sartre, 23, met while preparing for the French national philosophy exam.
Simone de Beauvoir was a committed intellectual who was happiest writing, often in cafés. As a couple, the Beauvoir-Sartre pair became legend. Beauvoir and Sartre never married, did not live under the same roof, had an open relationship. They lived what was and would still be an unconventional lifestyle.