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Auditorium - Subs - Friday 16 Aug 2019, 12:30

L'Homme Fidèle

Steeped in New Wave lore, and revolving in a late-60s time warp, with pairs of ravishing lovers roaming the streets.  

Nine years after she left him for his best friend, journalist Abel (Louis Garrel) gets back together with his recently widowed old flame Marianne (Laetitia Casta). It seems to be a beautiful new beginning, but soon the hapless Abel finds himself embroiled in all sorts of dramas: the come-ons of a wily jeune femme (Lily-Rose Depp), the machinations of Marianne's morbid young son, and some unsavoury questions about what exactly happened to his girlfriend's first husband.

Shifting points of view as nimbly as its players switch partners, the second feature from actor/director Louis Garrel co-written with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière is at once a beguiling bedroom farce and a slippery inquiry into truth, subjectivity, and the elusive nature of romantic attraction. A very New Wave-ish tale of love, sex, death, adultery and picturesque Paris streets, in a movie that seems to pay homage to mid-career Francois Truffaut. Francophiles will love it. (Subtitles)

France 2018 Louis Garrel 75m

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