Arnaud Desplechin

Arnaud Desplechin – Rois et Reine AKA Kings and Queen (2004)

Synopsis :
Parallel storylines tell the current state of affairs for two ex-lovers: Nora’s a single mother who comes to care for her terminally ill father; holed in up in mental ward, Ismael, a brilliant musician, plots his escape. Read More »

Arnaud Desplechin – Roubaix, une lumière (2019)

A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered. Read More »

Arnaud Desplechin – Jimmy P. (2013)

At the end of World War II, Jimmy Picard, a Native American Blackfoot who fought in France, is admitted to Topeka Military Hospital in Kansas – an institution specializing in mental illness. Jimmy suffers from numerous symptoms: dizzy spells, temporary blindness, hearing loss… In the absence of any physiological causes, he is diagnosed as schizophrenic. Nevertheless, the hospital management decides to seek the opinion of Georges Devereux, a French anthropologist, psychoanalyst and specialist in Native American culture. Read More »

Arnaud Desplechin – Un conte de Noël aka A Christmas Tale (2008)

Criterion wrote:
In Arnaud Desplechin’s beguiling A Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noël), Catherine Deneuve brings her legendary poise to the role of Junon, matriarch of the troubled Vuillard family, who come together at Christmas after she learns she needs a bone marrow transplant from a blood relative. That simple family reunion setup, however, can’t begin to describe the unpredictable, emotionally volatile experience of this film, an inventive, magical drama that’s equal parts merriment and melancholy. Unrequited childhood loves and blinding grudges, brutal outbursts and sudden slapstick, music, movies, and poetry, A Christmas Tale ties it all together in a marvelously messy package.
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Arnaud Desplechin – Les fantômes d’Ismaël (2017)


IMDB quote:
The story follows a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film. Read More »

Arnaud Desplechin – Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse AKA My Golden Days (2015)


Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother’s madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life. Read More »

Arnaud Desplechin – La forêt AKA The Forest (2014)


Based on the play by the russian playwright Alexander Ostrovsky. The film adaptation of the Comédie-Française theatre’s spectacle with their actors.
A “vibrantly spontaneous and brutally funny family drama, and a glorious tribute to acting and theater,” according to the Film Society. Read More »