Anne Fontaine

  • Anne Fontaine – La fille de Monaco AKA The Girl from Monaco (2008)

    Anne Fontaine2001-2010ComedyDramaFrance
    La fille de Monaco (2008)
    La fille de Monaco (2008)

    Synopsis:
    Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman’s mother who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters. The businessman provides a bodyguard, Christophe, who is thorough and unsmiling. The middle-aged Beauvois is drawn to Audrey, in her 20s, free spirited, a local TV weather girl who once dated Christophe. Although Christophe warns Beauvois to stay away from Audrey, he’s hooked and spends every moment with her he’s not in court. What’s her angle: is she a plant who’ll ruin the case; is Beauvois her toy; is she digging for gold; or, is she genuine? Beauvois loves the wild sex but not her promiscuity. Has Christophe failed to protect him?Read More »

  • Anne Fontaine – Adore AKA Two Mothers (2013)

    2011-2020Anne FontaineAustraliaDrama

    Quote:
    Lil (Naomi Watts) and Roz (Robin Wright) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention.Read More »

  • Anne Fontaine – Nettoyage à sec AKA Dry Cleaning (1997)

    1991-2000Anne FontaineComedyDramaFrance

    From Stephen Holden review: “La Nuit des Temps, a mildly racy nightclub in the center of the sleepy French town of Belfort, is the equivalent of Pandora’s box in Anne Fontaine’s haunting erotic fable “Dry Cleaning.” Here is where Jean-Marie Kunstler (Charles Berling) and his wife, Nicole (Miou-Miou), a proper, buttoned-up French couple who have been married for 15 years, find themselves one evening watching a slithery gold-lamé-clad brother-sister drag act called the Queens of the Night lip-synch to Sylvie Vartan records.Read More »

  • Anne Fontaine – Marvin ou la belle éducation AKA Marvin (2017)

    2011-2020Anne FontaineDramaFranceQueer Cinema(s)

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    Quote:
    “Becoming someone else: oneself…, to pull out your heart and take off running.” This is the starting point in darkness and light that inspired French filmmaker Anne Fontaine to make Reinventing Marvin [+], premiered at the 74th Venice Film Festival in the Orizzonti section. An existential journey that starts as “a radical experience of exile” because “the poor, sad, gay child is totally out of place, is a stranger in his own home, within his own family.” This individual in internal exile is Marvin Bijoux (played at age 14 by Jules Porier and then by Finnegan Oldfield as a young man) who has an immense amount in common with the adolescent protagonist of Edouard Louis’s shocking autobiographical novel The End of Eddy, the bestseller from 2014 that served as the trigger for the script written by Anne Fontaine and Pierre Trividic, but the duo have deviated from the same by imagining his escape into a world that is larger than the small village he was born in.Read More »

  • Anne Fontaine – Adore AKA Two Mothers (2013)

    2011-2020Anne FontaineAustraliaDrama

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    A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other’s sons.Read More »

  • Anne Fontaine – Nathalie… [+Extras] (2003)

    2001-2010Anne FontaineDramaFrance

    Quote:
    A rich woman hires an elite prostitute in order to verify her husband’s faithfulness. Before long the experiment gets out of control.Read More »

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