Illusions perdues

Lost Illusions
Director
Xavier Giannoli
Country
France
Year
2021
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Xavier Giannoli
Cast
Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Vincent Lacoste, Jeanne Balibar, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Xavier Dolan, André Marcon, Jean-François Stévenin, Alexis Barbosa
Production
Curiosa Films, Gaumont, France 3 Cinéma

Storyline

Lucien de Rubempré, a young, lower-class poet, is madly in love with the baroness Louise de Bargeton. The risk of scandal forces them to flee to Paris where they hope to live and love freely. Lucien soon finds rejection and loses the baroness’s support. He finds himself alone, penniless, hungry, and humiliated until the day he seeks revenge by writing controversial – yet banal – articles. Inside the Paris he so coveted, he finds a cynical world where everything – and everyone – can be bought and sold. Can he find his way and remain faithful to his hopes and dreams…?

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Venice Film Festival 2021
Competition

César 2022
16 nominations, 7 awards:
Best film WINNER
Best director (Xavier Giannoli).
Best Supporting Actor (Xavier Dolan).
Best Supporting Actor (Vincent Lacoste) WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Jeanne Balibar).
Best Supporting Actress (Celine de France).
Best new actor (Benjamin Voisin) WINNER
Best new actress (Salome Dewaels).
Best Adapted Screenplay (Xavier Giannoli, Jacques Fieschi) WINNER
Best Production Design.
Best photography (Christophe Beaucarne) WINNER
Best edition.
Best sound editing.
Best Costume Design (Pierre-Jean Larroque) WINNER
Best visual effects
Best Decor (Riton Dupire-Clément) WINNER

Releases

Spain (25 of February 2022)