La Belle Époque

BBFC RatingLa Belle Époque

Showing: 26 December 2019 until 31 December 2019

La Belle Époque
GenreComedy, Drama
DirectorNicolas Bedos
Running Time1HR 55MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonFrench Film Festival

Daniel Auteuil’s illustrator is given the chance to relive the day he met the love of his life, 40 years before, in this sophisticated French comedy-drama.

Victor (Auteuil) is a disillusioned 60-something who feels alienated by the modern technologies that his psychoanalyst wife (Fanny Ardant) can’t live without. When she throws him out, he meets Antoine (Guillaume Canet), the creator of a high-end re-enactment service that enables wealthy customers to live in the era of their choice. Victor doesn’t hesitate for a second; he wants to go back to a rainy day in 1975, to a little bistro in Lyon, when he first met his greatest love – his wife. His hope is that by replaying the past he might change the present. 

With elements of Westworld (without the killer robots) and The Truman Show, director Nicolas Bedos (Mr & Mrs Adelman) delivers an ingenious and sophisticated comedy-drama that reflects on love, memory and nostalgia. 

“A sweet, inventive Richard Curtis-style romantic-comedy crowdpleaser that deftly balances hearty laughs and heartwarming emotion.” – Allan Hunter, Screen International


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