“Giannoli has not only produced a meaty and provocative adaptation of a Balzac gem, but also one of the funniest and most romantic films of the year.” - Adam Solomons, Little White Lies

“A sweeping narrative of love, lust and literary ambition.” - Lovia Gyarkye, Hollywood Reporter

Lucien is a young unknown poet in 19th century France. He leaves the family printing house to try his luck in Paris on the arm of his patroness of the arts. Quickly left to fend for himself, the young man will discover what goes on behind the scenes in this world devoted to the law of profit and pretense. A human comedy where everything can be bought or sold, literary success like the press, politics like sentiments, reputations like souls. Chicago premiere.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Jeanne Balibar), Best Supporting Actress (Cécile de France), Most Promising Actress (Salomé Dewaels), Best Supporting Actor (Vincent Lacoste), Best Supporting Actor (Xavier Dolan), Most Promising Actor (Benjamin Voisin, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, César Awards
Official Selection - Venice Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival

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