FAITHFUL MAN, A
French heartthrob Louis Garrel (THE DREAMERS, GODARD MON AMOUR) moves behind the camera once more for his charming sophomore feature — a French New Wave-inspired rom-com starring Laetitia Casta (THE BLUE BICYCLE, GAINSBOURG: A HEROIC LIFE) and Lily-Rose Depp (YOGA HOSERS) and co-written by legendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE, THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING). When Abel (Garrel) is abandoned by his girlfriend Marianne (Casta) for his best friend Paul (also, she reveals, the father of her unborn child), the hapless young man accepts the devastating news and moves on. Years later, Paul unexpectedly dies, and the two meet again. As they begin to rekindle their romance, however, Paul's alluring younger sister (Depp) and Marianne's highly suspicious young son throw things off course, making matters delightfully complicated. Winner, Best Screenplay (Carrière, Garrel), 2018 San Sebastián International Film Festival; Official Selection, 2018 Toronto, New York and Tokyo film festivals. DIR/SCR Louis Garrel; SCR Jean-Claude Carrière; PROD Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat. France, 2018, color, 75 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
No AFI Member passes accepted.