Comment je me suis disputé…(ma vie sexuelle)
Arnaud Desplechin, 1996.
Color. 178 min. DCP restored.
With Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Devos, Jeanne Balibar, Marianne Denicourt
In French with English subtitles
Mathieu Amalric stars as Paul Dedalus, a neurotic, Joycean 29-year-old grad student who can neither finish his thesis, nor commit to a girlfriend. Following his circle of friends and lovers into their every late-night, cigarette-fuelled argument over love and philosophy, director Arnaud Desplechin revels in the chaos of being young and self-involved.
At once sincere and slyly self-aware, Amalric’s performance is the heart of this comic epic dedicated to the lives and romantic entanglements of flailing twenty-somethings.
“One of the best and smartest French comedies in several years” —Chicago Tribune
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022
Co-presented with Anthology Film Archives, which will screen Amalric's films Oct 29-Nov 8. For details, visit anthologyfilmarchives.org later this fall.
Curated by Delphine
Special thanks to Ilaria Gomarasca (Pyramide International), Jake Perlin (Film Desk), Thomas Rosso (Why Not Productions), Maxwell Wolkin (Film Movement), Elodie Dupont (Festival Agency), Chris Chouinard (Park Circus), Justin DiPietro (IFC Films), Philippe Fonteix (20th Century Fox), Ioana Dragomirescu (Le Pacte), Mathieu Fournet & Amelie Garin-Davet (French Cultural Services), and Anne-Catherine Louvet (Institut français).
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