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22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

A Faithful Man

L'homme fidèle

2018, Louis Garrel, France, 75 min.
with Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp

Show Times

  • Sun, Mar 17th 3:00pm
  • Thu, Mar 21st 6:00pm

"A wonderful soufflé of a movie--light, airy, and a rare treat."--Christopher Machell, CineVue

This twisty diversion opens with Abel (Garrel), a thirtysomething journalist, absorbing a series of gut-punches: His long-term girlfriend Marianne (Casta) announces that she's pregnant...by his best friend Paul…and they're getting married in a few days. Eight years later, following Paul's death, Abel and Marianne hook up again, but two new characters complicate the picture: Marianne's son Joseph, who confides to Abel that Marianne murdered Paul, and Paul's now- grown kid sister Eve (Depp), who has nurtured a lifelong crush on Abel and will stop a nothing to win him away from Marianne. Scripted by the indefatigable Jean-Claude Carrière (AT ETERNITY'S GATE, numerous Buñuel classics), actor Garrel's second film as director displays an appreciation for the perversities of human nature and a deft juggling of tones, as the film walks a tightrope between rom-com, film noir, and black comedy. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of Kino Lorber Films. (MR)

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