In his second directorial feature, Louis Garrel (The Dreamers, Redoubtable), one of France's best known young actors, plays the central character, Abel, a Parisian who is told in the film's first scene by his girlfriend, Marianne (Laetitia Casta), that she is pregnant, but not by him, and that she intends to leave him and marry the father. The plot stretches over a number of years, Marianne will come back into Abel's life with her son and so will Eva (Lily-Rose Depp), the younger sister of the man he was abandoned for. Manipulated, rather than manipulating, Abel tries to deal with the twists and surprises that come his way. Reminiscent of the French New Wave, the contemporary Paris setting, its streets, cafés and apartments, appear almost unchanged since the '60s. But it is the youthful director's personal touch that carefully modulates the gently ironic story, embracing all its characters with boundless soulful understanding.
Screening attended by the director and the actress: Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta
LOUIS GARREL – was first noticed on the international scene for his leading part in Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Dreamers" (2003). One of the most successful and highly appreciated actors of his generation, he has played in several films by Christophe Honore ("Ma Mere", "Beloved") and was awarded in 2005 a Cesar for Most Promising Young Actor for his performance in "Regular Lovers", directed by his father, Philippe Garrel. His first feature film was "Two Friends" (2015).