Louis Garrel steps behind the camera for his second, critically-acclaimed feature, a delightfully playful and oh-so-French romantic comedy about the lives and loves of three impossibly attractive Parisians.

L’Homme fidèle
Director: Louis Garrel
Cast: Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp
Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: France

MCoarse language and sex


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A Faithful Man

★★★★
“Irreverent and fun. A wonderful soufflé of a film – light, airy and a rare treat.”
Christopher Machell, CINEVUE

★★★★
“Wonderfully well written. Garrel skilfully weaves the threads of his plot, transitioning from one tone to another. A jewel.”
Anne-Claire Cieutat, BANDE À PART

★★★★
“Leaves a strong impression, of both improvisation and control, and makes you want to follow its writer and director.”
Florence Maillard, CAHIERS DU CINÉMA

★★★★
“Well supported by Laetitia Casta and Lily-Rose Depp, Louis Garrel offers a sparkling, elegant and beautifully crafted marivaudage.”
Amélie Cordonnier, FEMME ACTUALLE

WINNER – 2018 SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL – BEST SCREENPLAY
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 2018 TORONTO, TOKYO, ZURICH & NEW YORK FILM FESTIVALS

Best known as one of Gallic cinema’s finest young actors, Louis Garrel steps behind the camera for his second, critically-acclaimed feature, a delightfully playful and oh-so-French romantic comedy about three impossibly attractive Parisians.

Garrel stars as Abel, a dashing journalist whose girlfriend, Marianne (Laetitia Casta), informs him in the opening scene that she has fallen pregnant, and is leaving him to marry the father (who happens to be Abel’s best friend). So begins a tale that stretches over a number of years, filled with unexpected joys and heartbreaks; Marianne will remerge into his life, as will Eva (a radiant Lily-Rose Depp), the impetuous younger sister of the man he was abandoned for.

Shifting points of view as nimbly as its players, this beguiling tale, co-written with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière (Belle de jour, Cyrano de Bergerac), effortlessly navigates through the bric-à-brac of loves and secrets with a winning, New Wave-esque sensibility; Paris’ streets and cafés appear almost magically unchanged since Truffaut’s 1960’s. However it’s Garrel’s carefully considered yet light touch that charms and captivates, leaving audiences feeling an enduring sense of satisfaction.

A Faithful Man

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