Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018
Chicago premiere!

Souvenir

2016, Bavo Defurne, Belgium/Luxembourg/France, 90 min. With Isabelle Huppert, Kévin Azaïs, Johan Leyson.

Show Times

  • Sat, Mar 10th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Mar 12th 6:00pm

"Wryly witty…Huppert offers an especially rich performance." - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

"Enchanting…the incomparable Huppert gets to sing a few songs and model some fabulous dresses, but it is her sly, expressive performance that really dazzles." - Gary Kramer, Philadelphia Gay News

Isabelle Huppert (ELLE) dares once again to work outside her comfort zone, playing a has-been chanteuse unexpectedly courted by a man young enough to be her son. Anything but a cougar, buttoned-up, intensely private Liliane (Huppert) works a prep line in a catering firm's food factory, her glory days as the rising star who lost out to ABBA on a European TV talent show far in the past. A workplace flirtation with Jean (Azaïs), a twenty-something amateur boxer who still lives with his parents, turns into more when he coaxes her back into the limelight for what promises to be a risky and emotion-fraught reinvention for both of them. Huppert gamely gives her all in the musical numbers, especially the bouncy "Joli Garçon." In French with English subtitles. Courtesy of Film Movement. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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