French auteur Arnaud Desplechin continues his fruitful collaboration with leading man Mathieu Amalric in this sly drama.
Twenty-one years ago, she ran away. And twenty-one years later, Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) is back from the void. But Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) has been busy rebuilding a life for himself with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and working on his next feature film. As Ismael’s trials and tribulations unfurl, so too do those of his film’s protagonist: the idle, funny and reckless diplomat Ivan Dédalus (Louis Garrel).
Playful, irreverent and with a fabulous cast, this is French cinema at its wittiest.