Join us for a Ciné-Club on Thursday 29th September at the Alliance Française Glasgow:
Illusions perdues directed
by Xavier Giannoli.
In 1820s France, 20 year old poet Lucien de Rubempré travels from his provincial home in Angoulême to Paris after a contentious affair with a local society lady. He is sensitive, idealistic, handsome and determined to force the literary world to take notice. Contrary to his expectations, however, he discovers that he must make ends meet by writing scurrilous theater reviews and ends up beholden to the world of low-brow journalism. At the behest of his crass boss, Étienne Lousteau, Lucien succumbs entirely to bribery and cronyism, achieving wealth and standing only at the cost of his artistic integrity and former friendships. In a last attempt to free himself from the all-consuming filth he is undone by his greatest weakness, his desire to transcend his low origins and illegitimate birth by buying a title of nobility. This too proves illusory and finally he is defeated and socially destroyed by the prevailing “fake news" cycle, returning home to defeat and obscurity.
Please note: The film will be shown in French with English subtitles.
Vincent Lacoste Benjamin Voisin
Cécile De France Xavier Dolan
Awards : César for Best Film César for Best
Supporting Actor: Vincent Lacoste, César for Best Emerging Actor: Benjamin
Voisin, César for Best Adaptation: Jacques Fieschi, Xavier Giannoli, César for
Best Cinematography: Christophe Beaucarne, César for Best Costume Design:
Pierre-Jean Larroque, César for Best Set Design: Riton Dupire-Clément
Date & Time : Thursday 29th September, 6pm
Venue : Alliance Française Glasgow, 3 Park Circus, Glasgow G3 6AX
Free but ticketed event; donations are welcome.
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