LA BELLE PERSONNE

Christophe Honoré

France 88 min. min

Synopsis

Sixteen-year-old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias, who introduces her to his friends. All the boys want to date Junie, and she chooses the quietest among them, Otto Clèves. But soon after, she encounters the great love of her life, Nemours, her Italian teacher. The passion that burns between them is, however, doomed. Junie refuses to give in to her feelings and persists in denying herself happiness, which in her eyes is merely illusory…

Themes

French Cinema

Director

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: The Beautiful Person
Address: Christophe Honoré
Script: Christophe Honoré
With: Louis Garrel, Lea Seydoux, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet
Country: France
Year: 2008
Format: 35 mm
Length: 88 min. min
Language: French
Subtitles: English, Catalan
Edition: 2019

Awards

Best actress in Namur