My Golden Days

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Arnaud Desplechin

Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse

Running Time: 123min
Production Year: 2015
Category: FILM

After years abroad, anthropologist Paul Dedalus returns to France to find an explosive emotional time bomb awaiting him. Memories of key moments in Paul’s life that in retrospect have come to define him at a fundamental level, come flooding back to him…his mother’s suicide when he was 11; a rash teenage choice in Russia where he gave away his passport to a Jewish boy to save him from persecution; and most of all, his mad college-days love affair with Esther, a beautiful young woman with an intimidating degree of self-confidence. Yet over time Esther’s independent streak devolves into frailty, and as both Paul and Esther spend time with other lovers, their almost perfectly poetic connection becomes a daily struggle.

A major prize winner at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes, Arnaud Desplechin’s epic coming-of-age tale portrays first love as a candid, sensual and unique experience that leaves a mark lasting as long as life itself. – Andres Castillo

 

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credits

Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Producer: Pascal Caucheteux
Screenwriter: Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr

Music: Grégoire Hetzel
Cinematographer: Irina Lubtchansky
Editor: Laurence Briaud

Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy Lecollinet

Arnaud Desplechin

Arnaud Desplechin is from Roubaix, France. His past films include Kings & Queen (2004), A Christmas Tale (2008) and Jimmy P. (2013). He has received 11 Cesar (French Academy Award) nominations to date.

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