, Louis Garrel’s first feature film as both director and star, follows the unraveling relationship of two best friends who fall in love with the same girl.
“I wanted to make a dramedy about the end of a friendship.
Perhaps most well known for his portrayal of Theo in the Bernardo Bertolucci-directed film The Dreamers (2003), he is also notable for his work in such Christophe Honore features as La Belle Personne and Les Chansons d'Amour.
In addition, he wrote, directed, and starred in the 2015 film Les Deux Amis.
The young Garrel came to the world’s attention when he starred in Bernardo Bertolucci’s even includes a scene that re-enacts the famous moment from Godard’s Bande à part in which the protagonists race through the Louvre.
Because of his respect for Godard, Garrel was initially weary of accepting the role. ” Hazanavicius was insistent: “He told me that it was an adaptation of Anne’s book and I became more open about the subject and then he sent me the script and I was angry, because I liked it. ” Garrel is sitting in front of his computer with the electronic cigarette that he is holding connected to it via the USB key.
This question gets Garrel animated: “If you think Godard makes movies to be loved, or wants to be loved, then you don’t know Godard,” he says. I don’t think it is mean.” I’ve met Garrel many times and always got on well with him.
“He would provoke with his films, test the limits, fight all the time and argue. His love for cinema has always been mixed with a desire to have fun and make a joke and here he’s bringing that side of him to a movie.
I tend to find these confused moments to be hilarious and endearing.
In world cinema director Jean-Luc Godard is first amongst equals.
“At the beginning I didn’t want to do it,” says the 33-year-old Parisian. He puffs and continues, “I liked the comic way that it was done, even if I didn’t agree about everything, but I think it’s a good subject, told about a very specific period of his life.
“When Michel told me that he had a project about Godard, I said to myself that it’s impossible. I said OK, lets do it.” But in poking so much fun at Godard, isn’t the movie being a bit mean, I ask Garrel.
But if #3 is any indication of how they’re catching up, I’d advise you to act now before they figure out that dating five girls at once is an unfortunate common practice in America. Good news for you if he’s into basic jeans, cashmere sweaters, and well-cut blazers.