Leave it to 'C.R.A.Z.Y.' director Jean-Marc Vallée to take a love story and make it completely unconventional. In 'Café de Flore,' which stars Vanessa Paradis and Kevin Parent, Vallée intersects two divergent tales: one about a mother of a child with Down syndrome in 1969 Paris, and the other about a successful DJ in modern-day Montreal. The movie is a dizzying, beautiful story about familial love, and Vallée illustrates that love through a magnificent musical soundtrack which features Sigur Ros, Pink Floyd and many others.

Moviefone caught up with Vallée and Paradis at the Toronto Film Festival, where they spoke to us about love's ability to transcend hardship, working with Down syndrome children and the power of music.