• Souvenir

    Directed by Bavo Defurne
    Belgium/Luxembourg/France | 90 minutes | U.S. Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Souvenir

    Directed by Bavo Defurne
    Belgium/Luxembourg/France | 90 minutes | U.S. Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Souvenir

    Directed by Bavo Defurne
    Belgium/Luxembourg/France | 90 minutes | U.S. Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Souvenir

    Directed by Bavo Defurne
    Belgium/Luxembourg/France | 90 minutes | U.S. Premiere | World Cinema Now

Huppert sings! The radiant Isabelle Huppert does it again in Defurne’s musical romance, playing a former Eurovision star who lets her handsome co-worker (Kévin Azaïs) convince her to make a comeback. A sweet and simple gem from the director of North Sea Texas.

Schedule

January 10, 2017 5:30 PM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
January 13, 2017 4:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
January 15, 2017 12:45 PM Palm Springs High School Tickets not available

film synopsis

Huppert sings! The radiant, astounding Isabelle Huppert does it again in Bavo Defurne's musical romance. She plays Liliane, a worker at a pâté factory in gritty Ostend, Belgium, who harbors a benign secret: she was once a pop-music star catapulted to prominence via a second-place finish in the kitschy Eurovision song contest three decades ago (no mean feat considering she lost to ABBA).

When young co-worker Jean (Kévin Azais) recognizes her, she initially denies her past. But Jean is a persuasive and, not to mention, handsome fellow: Liliane soon finds herself considering a comeback with Jean as her manager-and burgeoning love interest... It is a credit to Defurne (North Sea Texas) that he lets the amazing Huppert control the film; everything she does here—including her singing—brings pleasure.

"Art-house superstar Isabelle Huppert rounds out a banner 2016 with a delicately heart-tugging performance... [This is] a film that stays sweetly on track by keeping its feet on the ground..." Charles Gant, Screen

film details

Country: Belgium/Luxembourg/France
Year: 2016
Running Time: 90 minutes
Premier Status: U.S. Premiere
Language: French
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Bavo Defurne
Producers: Yves Verbraeken
Principal Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Kévin Azais, Johan Leysen, Marie Colapietro, Alice D’Hauwe
Cinematographers: Philippe Guilbert, Virginie Saint-Martin
Editor: Sophie Vercruysse
Music: Pink Martini
Screenwriter: Jacques Boon, Bavo Defurne, Yves Verbraeken
International Sales Company: The Festival Agency

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Bavo Defurne – Director (January 10 only)

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