VenueHoward Gilman Theater
One of the funniest and most romantic films of the year... a joyous romp not to be missed.
Giannoli illuminates the dank frenzy of the 19th-century attention economy with an eye on our own post-truth era. Lost Illusions is sensational.
A worthwhile, sweeping narrative of love, lust and literary ambition.
Plays with all the brio and jeopardy of a modern-day gangster movie.
An opulent take on Balzac’s sprawling opus.
Winner of seven César Awards, including Best Film!
In 1821, Lucien de Rubempré (Benjamin Voisin) arrives in Paris as a sensitive and idealistic young poet determined to write a reputation-making novel. Instead, he finds himself swept into journalism, whose influence and reach is booming with the help of the printing press, widely available of late. Under the mentorship of editor Étienne Lousteau (Vincent Lacoste), Lucien agrees to write rave theater reviews for bribes, achieving material success at the expense of his conscience. With this sweeping, sumptuous adaptation of one of Honoré de Balzac’s greatest novels, Xavier Giannoli crafts a surprisingly contemporary tale of corruption amidst an early form of “fake news,” boasting an all-star cast that includes Gérard Depardieu and Jeanne Balibar. A Music Box Films release. A Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2022 selection.
Introducing Matinee Pricing! All tickets are $10 for screenings before 3pm.