Aspiring filmmaker Etienne (Andranic Manet) leaves his Lyon home to study cinema in Paris and discovers that life isn’t quite like the art films he reveres – although in some ways, perhaps it is. Among the people who enter his orbit are independent-minded flatmate Valentina (Jenna Thiam) and Mathias Valence (Corentin Fila), a legend among his peers for his hardcore devotion to cinema as art. Steeped in filmic and literary sensibility, and as unashamedly serious as its characters, this intimate but expansive – and gorgeously shot – black-and-white drama is a celebration of a very Gallic attitude to the life artistic, and is the latest characteristically poetic offering from a most individual writer-director, last seen in the LFF with 2014’s My Friend Victoria.
12 October 6pm
Preceded by an introduction and followed by a Q&A with director Jean-Paul Civeyrac
To book your tickets for the screening at Ciné Lumière, visit the BFI London Film Festival here and select the screening at Ciné Lumière.