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Lost Illusions

Illusions Perdues

Xavier Giannoli | 2021 | 150 MINS
France | Subtitles
French Film Festival UK

Giannoli illuminates the dank frenzy of the 19th century with an eye on our own post-truth era. Sensational.

In Detail

An all-star cast dazzles in the spectacular and exhilarating new film by Xavier Giannoli (‘The Singer,’ ‘Marguerite’) – an adaptation of Balzac’s classic novel about a young idealist who learns that anything can be bought and sold.

Epic in scope and impact, this is an eerily prescient fable, bracingly attuned to the anxieties of the modern media age. Winner of seven 2022 César Awards including Best Picture, this is grand French cinema at its finest and most lavish.

Shown in last year’s French Film Festival, this was one of the best French films of 2022.

Cast includes Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan, Jeanne Balibar, Gérard Depardieu and Louis-do de Lencquesaing.

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