Actor-director Guillaume Gallienne’s adaptation of his own one-man hit stage show revisits his sexually confused youth and his complicated relationship with his mother (also played by Gallienne, convincing in full drag).
While his macho father bonds with his siblings over rugby, she steers Guillaume towards more gentle pursuits. Raised more as a daughter than a son, the young man is assumed by everyone, including himself, to be gay, before he eventually finds his own identity in this inventive and sweetly charming film. (KC)
The Alliance Française Screening on Wednesday 27th November will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
Winner: Prix SACD + Art Cinéma Award Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2013
Director’s Note: The charisma of Guillaume Gallienne draws us into this delicate, witty comedy bursting with energy and imagination.
This film is screening as part of the First-Time Directors strand of the Carte Noire IFI French Film Festival (November 20th – December 1st 2013).