LES BIEN-AIMÉS

Christophe Honoré

France 139 min Fiction

Synopsis

Christopher Honore’s first musical since Les chansons D’amour in 2007 is a sprawling tale following a mother and a daughter and their misadventures in love. It starts in 1963 Paris and ends in 2008 Paris with trips taken in the intervening 45 years to Prague, London and Montreal. Madeleine and her daughter Vera waltz in and out of the lives of the men they love. But love can be light and painful, cheerful and bitter. An elegy to femininity and passion with musical outbursts. 

Director

Christophe Honoré

He arrived in Paris in the 1990s, where he began working in cinema. After debuting with the short film Nous deux (2001), his feature films show him as a very personal creator, with a taste marked by a certain pop romanticism, and with an extraordinary ability to integrate his idols into his particular and very recognizable imaginary. D’A dedicated a retrospective to him in 2019.

Filmography: Guermantes (2021, D'A 2022), Habitación 212 (2019, D'A 2020), Vivir deprisa, amar despacio (2018, D’A 2019), Les malheurs de Sophie (2016), Métamorphoses (2014, D’A 2019), Les bien-aimés (2011, D’A 2012), Homme au bain (2010, D’A 2019), Non ma fille, tu n’iras pas danser (2009, D’A 2019), La belle personne (2008, D’A 2019), Les chansons d’amour (2007, D’A 2019), Dans Paris (2006, D’A 2019), Mi madre (2004, D’A 2019), 17 fois Cécile Cassard (2002, D’A 2019), Nous deux (short, 2001)

Christophe Honoré

Film information

Int. title: Beloved
Director: Christophe Honoré
Script: Christophe Honoré
Contact: Celluloid Dreams
With: Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Milos Forman
Country: France
Year: 2011
Format: Digital
Length: 139 min
Language: French
Subtitles: Spanish/English
Edition: 2012