'Reinventing Marvin' tells the true story of Marvin Bijou, a boy from a working-class family in a small village, who suffers constant bullying at school and home for being ‘different’ – too sensitive and too feminine. A chance encounter with a drama teacher opens the doors to a world that offers him the chance to escape his situation.
Following Marvin into his mid-twenties as a theatre student in Paris, director Anne Fontaine ('The Innocents', 'Gemma Bovery') presents a richly layered tale about identity building and transformation.
With an exquisite cameo from Isabelle Huppert and great performances from the reliably excellent Vincent Macaigne and Charles Berling, 'Reinventing Marvin' packs a powerful punch.
★★★★ "Poignant and perceptive" - Ed Potton, The Times