Dir. Gad Elmaleh, 2022, France, 93 min, DCP, color
In French with English subtitles
Join FIAF on April 14 for a screening of Stay with Us, followed by a Q&A with Gad Elmaleh!
Stay with Us is the autobiographical comedy about French-Jewish actor and comedian Gad Elmaleh’s return home to Paris after living in the US for three years. It’s not long before Gad’s parents discover the real reason for his return: converting to Catholicism. Dumbfounded by his sudden obsession with the Virgin Mary, and with only five weeks before his baptism, Gad’s family endeavor to bring him back to Judaism for fear of losing him forever.
“Surprising, courageous, Stay With Us is a feature film that is both very intimate and very funny.” – Le Parisien
“Gad Elmaleh walks on a tight rope wavering between documentary and fiction, drama and comedy to discuss his spiritual journey and his own crisis of faith. Funny and moving, Stay With Us is also a very intimate and courageous film, while also a declaration of love to the author’s family.” – Bande à Part
Special thanks to Film Movement.