Dir. Antoine de Bary, 2019, France, 98 min, DCP, color
With Vincent Lacoste, Emmanuelle Devos, Christophe Lambert, Noée Abita
In French with English subtitles
Orizzonti Selection, Venice International Film Festival 2019
Adrien (Vincent Lacoste), a former child star, had high hopes for his future. As he’s approaching 30, his love life is empty and he’s been kicked out of his flat and had to go back to living with his mother (Emmanuelle Devos). His life pretty much comes down to chatting up girls in local bars, although he seems to be pretty bad at that too. With his acting career in trouble and his mood down, he meets young and pretty Léa in a police station where he hears about an audition to play young French hero Charles de Gaulle.
Vincent Lacoste (In Bed with Victoria, Sorry Angel, Amanda) brings charm and wit to this tender comedy.
“An enjoyable shaggy-dog story that’s somewhere between early Woody Allen and the bluesy Paris-set coming-of-age romances of Christophe Honoré.” — Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywoord Reporter