Ismaël's Ghosts
aka Les fantômes d'Ismaël
First screened in May 2019
Director: Arnaud Desplechin. Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Alba Rohrwacher, László Szabó, Hippolyte Girardot, Jacques Nolot, Catherine Mouchet, Samir Guesmi. Screenplay: Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr, and Léa Mysius.

Twitter Capsule: Semi-promising yarn about a lingering ex spirals and diffuses. Ultimately explores and embodies undisciplined art.

VOR:   Desplechin's ambitions witih the form are never in question, even if his techniques (and their drawbacks) get more familiar from project to project.

Photo © 2017 Why Not Productions/France 2 Cinéma,
© 2018 Magnolia Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C–

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