Winner of the Prix SACD in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, writer-director Noémie Lvovsky also takes the lead in this enjoyable comedy, which echoes Francis Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married in its tale of an unhappy middle-aged woman who inexplicably wakes up after a drunken party to find herself 16 again. Knowing that her future marriage to her high school boyfriend will end badly and that her mother will soon die from possibly preventable causes, she attempts to make changes that will give her a brighter future. Breezily amusing, it features appearances from some of France’s biggest names, including Yolande Moreau, Denis Podalydès and Mathieu Amalric.
Director’s Note: A flashback to the ‘80s in an absolutely delightful, whirling comedy directed and starring Noémie Lvovsky.
Winner: Prix SACD, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2012
The 18.10 screening on November 19th will be an IFI French Film Club screening where IFI Members and Alliance Française members pay a discounted price of €7 for their tickets. Alliance Director Philippe Milloux will introduce the film. Please enquire at Box Office when visiting.
Showing as part of the 2012 IFI French Film Festival.