Christophe Honoré

France 95 min. min


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.


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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)

Christophe Honoré

Film information

Int. title: Seventeen Times Cecile Cassard
Address: Christophe Honoré
Script: Christophe Honoré
Contact: Playtime
With: Béatrice Dalle, Romain Duris, Jeanne Balibar
Country: France
Year: 2002
Format: 35 mm
Length: 95 min. min
Language: French
Subtitles: English, Catalan
Edition: 2019