17 FOIS CÉCILE CASSARD

17 FOIS CÉCILE CASSARD

Béatrice Dalle, postmodern vamp with disturbing sensuality, was, for Christophe Honoré, the only one capable of incorporate all his long-dreamed cinephile fetishes in his film. From the Lola of his idolized Jacques Demy, to the Jeanne Moreau of Querelle by Fassbinder, passing through the inevitable Kim Novak of Vertigo. She is a woman in a raincoat that after the death of her husband, is broken in 17 pieces. She will try to fix them along this queer drift. Presented in Cannes, fascinating and irritating in equal parts, as always when something is different. A remarkable debut which also marks the first collaboration of Honoré with Romain Duris and with the musician Alex Beaupain, two great traveling companions.

Christophe Honoré

Christophe Honoré

(Bretagne, 1970) He is a novelist, playwright and filmmaker. His 2006 film Dans Paris has led him to be considered by French critics as the heir to the Nouvelle Vague Cinema. Les chansons d’amour was one of the films selected to be in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

FILMOGRAPHY

Vivir deprisa, amar despacio (2018), Les malheurs de Sophie (2016), Métamorphoses (2014), Les bien-aimés (2011, D’A 2012), Homme au bain (2010), Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser (2009), La belle personne (2008), Les chansons d'amour (2007), Dans Paris (2006), Mi madre (2004), 17 fois Cécile Cassard (2002), Nous deux (curt, 2001)

AMANDA

Mikhaël Hers

Vincent Lacoste offers one of the best performances of his career with this emotional drama about mourning and France hit by violence, far from all sentimentality. An essential film.

LA BELLE PERSONNE

Christophe Honoré

Sui generis adaptation of the classic of Madame de Lafayette, moved to one of the most chic districts of Paris and starring an iconic Léa Seydoux.

BÊTES BLONDES

Alexia Walther, Maxime Matray

Between surreal romanticism and absurd comedy, one of the most surprising titles of the year, an eccentric adventure about mourning, desire and melancholy that explores new territories of queer cinema.