My Golden Days
First screened in October 2015
Director: Arnaud Desplechin. Cast: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric, Olivier Rabourdin, Raphaël Cohen, Elyot Milshtein, Pierre Andrau, Théo Fernandez, Yassine Douighi, Eve Doe-Bruce, Lily Taieb, Cécile Garcia-Fogel, Eric Ruf, Patrick d'Assumçao, André Dussollier, Dinara Drukarova. Screenplay: Arnaud Desplechin and Julie Peyr. Twitter Capsule:
I'm where I always am with Desplechin: I admire all his empathy and craft but just don't feel swept up. Cold awe.
Desplechin devotees should be pleased, as will francophiles and general fans of novelistic stories told with subtle cinematic craft and flair. Still, it all feels so familiar.