• 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.

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

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 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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