A Faithful Man

Directed by Louis Garrel

Year: 2019
Running Time: 75
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
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A Faithful Man

Cast
Laetitia Casta
Lily-Rose Depp
Louis Garrel

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Directed by Louis Garrel


Nine years after she left him for his best friend, journalist Abel (Louis Garrel) gets back together with his recently widowed old flame Marianne (Laetitia Casta). It seems to be a beautiful new beginning, but soon the hapless Abel finds himself embroiled in all sorts of drama: the come-ons of a wily jeune femme (Lily-Rose Depp), the machinations of Marianne’s morbid young son (Joseph Engel), and some unsavory questions about what exactly happened to his girlfriend’s first husband. Shifting points of view as nimbly as its players switch partners, the sophomore feature from actor/director Louis Garrel—co-written with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière—is at once a beguiling bedroom farce and a playful inversion of the patriarchal tropes of the French New Wave.

Reviews

“Steeped in New Wave lore… capturing [Paris] in a late-60s time warp, with pairs of ravishing lovers roaming the streets.”

“Dramatically dazzling. Taps into the French New Wave while attributing the lion’s share of the relationship power not to a man, but to a woman.”

“It can’t be overstated the simple pleasures of something that’s genuine but never cringe-inducing, and light but never sugary.”

“A pleasant confection. Playfully ruminates on how matters of the heart consume people.”

“As delicate and delightful as a well-whipped meringue: light, fluffy, sweet and delectable.”



Awards

  • Best Screenplay (Winner) – San Sebastián Film Festival

  • Official Selection – New York Film Festival

  • Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival

  • Prix Louis Delluc (Nominee)

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1568433600Coming Soon
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley 1568347200September 13 - September 19, 2019
Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema San Francisco 1568347200September 13 - September 19, 2019
Smith Rafael Film Center San Rafael 1568347200September 13 - September 19, 2019
Landmark Kendall Square Cinema Boston 1568347200September 13 - September 19, 2019
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse Philadelphia 1568347200September 13 - September 19, 2019
Landmark Ken Cinema San Diego 1567137600August 30 - September 5, 2019
Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables 1567137600August 30 - September 5, 2019
Plaza Theatre Atlanta 1567137600August 30 - September 5, 2019
South Bay Film Society Torrance 1566360000August 21, 2019
Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill Memphis 1565755200August 14, 2019
Laemmle Royal Theatre Los Angeles 1564718400August 2 - August 8, 2019
Boston French Film Festival Boston 1563681600July 21 - July 26, 2019
Quad Cinema New York 1563508800July 19 - July 25, 2019
French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) New York 1563508800July 19 - July 28, 2019
Sacramento French Film Festival Sacramento 1561262400June 23, 2019
Nantucket Film Festival Nantucket 1561003200June 20 - June 21, 2019
Museum of Modern Art New York 1557633600May 12, 2019
Filmfest DC Washington 1556596800April 30, 2019
Cleveland International Film Festival Cleveland 1553745600March 28 - March 30, 2019
New Orleans French Film Festival New Orleans 1550293200February 16, 2019
New York Film Festival New York 1538884800October 7 - October 8, 2018


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