• Fragment uitLes Fantômes d’Ismaël
  • Fragment uitLes Fantômes d’Ismaël
  • Fragment uitLes Fantômes d’Ismaël
  • Fragment uitLes Fantômes d’Ismaël
  • Fragment uitLes Fantômes d’Ismaël
From age 12 and up Drugs and/or alcohol abuse Offensive use of language Sex Violence
Arnaud Desplechin, 2017 114 minutes Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Louis Garrel, Alba Rohrwacher France French 29 June 2017 Dutch

Director Arnaud Desplechin opened this year’s edition of the Cannes film festival, with this jumbled, prismatic portrait of a filmmaker haunted by his past.

Ismaël Vuillard makes films. He is in the middle of one about Ivan, an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. Along with Bloom, his master and father-in-law, Ismaël still mourns the death of Carlotta, twenty years earlier. Yet he has started his life over again with Sylvia. Sylvia is his light. Then Carlotta returns from the dead. Sylvia runs away. Ismaël rejects Carlotta. Driven mad by these ordeals, he abandons the shoot for his family home in Roubaix. There, he lives as a recluse, besieged by his ghosts.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN FRENCH, WITH DUTCH SUBTITLES.