Dir. Carine Tardieu, 2021, France, Belgium, 112 min, DCP, color
With Melvil Poupaud, Fanny Ardant, Cécile de France
In French with English subtitles
FIAF’s 2023 March-April CinéSalon series, Magnetic Melvil Poupaud, opens with the NY premiere of The Young Lovers. Actor Melvil Poupaud will be in attendance for a Q&A following the 7:30pm screening.
Retired architect, Shauna (2023 César Awards Nominee Fanny Ardant) crosses paths with Pierre (Melvil Poupaud), a happily married doctor who she first met briefly 15 years prior. Surprised by their immediate attraction to each other, Shauna and Pierre begin an affair. While Pierre’s family life is turned upside down, Shauna struggles with feelings she never knew she had. This modern and nuanced drama is the fourth feature by director Carine Tardieu.
“It took the delicacy of Melvil Poupaud, the subtlety of Fanny Ardant and the finesse of Carine Tardieu’s direction for us to fully immerse ourselves in this great romance and this beautiful film.” — Le Parisien