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    Anaïs in Love

    Directed by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet
    France | 98 minutes | North American Premiere | World Cinema Now

Thirty, broke and boundless with romantic energy, Anaïs hurtles through life and lovers with abandon. After she has a brief affair with a much older book publisher and then falls for his live-in partner Emilie, a brilliant and luminescent novelist, things get especially messy.

film synopsis

Thirty, broke and boundless with romantic energy, Anaïs (Anaïs Demoustier) hurtles through life and lovers with abandon. After moving on from her exasperated boyfriend, she sparks an affair with Daniel (Denis Podalydés), a much older – and much less attentive – book publisher. When that inevitably fizzles out, she has a chance encounter with Daniel’s longtime partner Emilie (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), a brilliant novelist. Smitten, the ever opportunistic Anaïs crashes a weekend writers’ retreat where Emilie is attending. As an attraction between the two women gradually becomes mutual, fate reveals itself to have other plans. Writer-director Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet’s debut feature is a steamy, sunny romance that offers a delightfully different kind of spin on quarter-life plight. As Anaïs, Demoustier is on fire in every scene, giving a mesmerizing and restless lead performance that always charms even as her tornado of a character threatens to leave a trail of debris in her wake.

film details

Director: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet
Producers: Igor Auzépy, Stéphane Demoustier, Philippe Martin, David Thion
Screenwriter: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet
Cinematographers: Noé Bach
Editor: Chantal Hymans
Music: Nicola Piovani
Cast: Anaïs Demoustier, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Denis Podalydès, Jean-Charles Clichet
Original Language Title: Les Amours D'Anais
Country: France
Language: In French and English with English subtitles.
Year: 2021
Running Time: 98 minutes
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Primary Company: Magnolia Pictures
Contact Email: dmccarthy@magpictures.com

Film Festival 2022