2021 / drama / 1h 45min /
written by Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr / directed by Arnaud Desplechin /
country: France / language: English, French, Czech with English subtitles /

U.S. premiere, followed by a Q&A with Arnaud Desplechin/

Arnaud Desplechin will also be joining Mezzanine the previous evening at 2220 Arts + Archives, for a screening and conversation after a new restoration of his debut film and a carte-blanche revival selection. Click here for more information./

“Based on the 1990 autobiographical novel by Philip Roth, Desplechin’s new film is a passion project thirty years in the making, adapted for the screen with Julie Peyr and shot during lockdown after several attempts for the stage. It tells the story of a married American writer named Philip (Denis Podalydès), living in London, and his intellectual and erotic tryst with a married Englishwoman (Léa Seydoux), trapped with a small child in a loveless upper-middle-class household. The lives of both characters are gradually revealed as they talk, before and after making love. With Emmanuelle Devos and Anouk Grinberg.”

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