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A Faithful Man

L'homme fidèle

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

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 27th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 27th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 28th 4:45pm
  • Sun, Sep 29th 3:15pm
  • Mon, Sep 30th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Oct 1st 8:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 2nd 8:00pm
  • Thu, Oct 3rd 6:00pm
First Chicago run!

"A sly romantic comedy...[Garrel] shows genuine springy inventiveness as a director."—Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

"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 (THE TIN DRUM, 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. (MR)

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