Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Michael Nyqvist star in the wonderfully charming and poignant new romance FOLIES BERGÈRE, a delicious fable about how everyday choices shape our lives.

Director: Marc Fitoussi
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Michael Nyqvist, Marina Foïs, Audrey Dana, Pio Marmaï, Clément Métayer, Anaïs Demoustier
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: France

Mdrug use, offensive language

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Folies Bergere

★★★★
“Wry and beautifully observed. A marvellously grown-up romance full of unexpected twists. The film is given life by its superb acting, in particular Huppert’s beautifully subtle and textured performance. At a time of year when holiday fare chokes the multiplexes, this is a treat for grown-ups.”
Peter Calder, NEW ZEALAND HERALD

★★★★
“Delightful. Perceptive and subtle – Huppert is wonderfully understated. The story resolves in a surprising yet satisfying way. A truly romantic comedy.”
Rebecca Barry Hill, FLICKS.CO.NZ

“A subtle delight. Three wonderful actors… Darroussin and Nyqvist are effortlessly great, but the film belongs to the sublime Huppert.”
Dominic Corry, THE HERALD ON SUNDAY

“Balances comedy and pathos nicely. An enjoyable story and a fantastic showcase for a terrific actress.”
James Croot, WAIKATO TIMES

★★★★★
“A delightful, entertaining film! For those less inclined and who would typically choose English language movies over subtitles I urge you to STOP and reconsider your choices here. You will not be disappointed. I absolutely loved this film from the beginning to the end.”
Jared Tito, BIG SCREEN NZ

“Bittersweet, funny and very entertaining. Huppert is wonderful.”
Lisa Nesselson, FRANCE24

“A perceptive, well-performed and beautifully assembled comedy-drama. Delightful.”
Boyd van Hoeij, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“If Alexander Payne had been born in Normandy rather than Nebraska, he might have made a film like this gently comedic portrait – a slyly observant romance that undeniably recognises certain deeper truths, the best of which go unspoken, captured via body language and lingering glances between characters. Here is a quiet film about yearning, and it helps that its heroes aren’t so glamorous as to be rendered unrelatable, for their feelings are universal.”
Peter Debruge, VARIETY

The fabulous Isabelle Huppert leads an exceptional cast in the wonderfully charming and poignant new romance from writer/director Marc Fitoussi.

Long married 50-somethings Brigitte (Huppert) and Xavier (Jean-Pierre Darroussin) are prize cattle breeders in regional France. Life is good, but the departure of their children from home has thrown Brigitte’s world into flux, as she finds herself locked into routine. She keeps hoping for something else, something more.

A party held by students on the adjoining property accelerates this latent crisis and Brigitte impulsively sets off for Paris under the guise of a doctor’s appointment. The city immediately invigorates her, and when she meets a charming Danish gentleman (Michael Nyqvist, As It Is In Heaven, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), she impulsively allows herself to be flattered by his attentions…

Beautifully performed by the central leads but also expertly supported by Marina Foïs, Audrey Dana, Pio Marmaï, Clément Métayer and Anaïs Demoustier, FOLIES BERGÈRE is a deliciously appealing fable about the choices of everyday life, and a reminder that it’s never too late to change.

MORE…
Isabelle Huppert interview with The New Zealand Herald’s Dominic Corry

“Isabelle Huppert, queen of the sexually charged role.” – Fairfax Australia’s Garry Maddox interviews Huppert on her role, on acting in The Maids with Cate Blanchett and on running into La Binoche on the streets of Paris

Isabelle Huppert spoke with Australia’s Jason Di Rosso for ABC Radio National’s The Final Cut (audio)

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