César Award winner for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Noémie Merlant)
Long justly celebrated for his talent as an actor, Louis Garrel has emerged as an increasingly accomplished writer-director in his own right, and his latest comedy is his finest, most accomplished and surprising yet. Uptight Abel (Garrel) loves his mother, Sylvie (Anouk Grinberg), and worries when she hastily marries Michel (Roschdy Zem), a convict, just before his release from prison. Suspicious of Michel’s reformed ways, Abel follows him through the streets of Paris alongside a confidante played by Noémie Merlant (NYFF60 Main Slate selection TÁR) and soon finds himself in over his head as he attempts to navigate a world of criminal mischief. Equally fueled by Garrel’s sparring with the charismatic Zem and his charged romantic chemistry with Merlant, The Innocent places a delightful heist spin on a heartfelt mother-and-son story. A Janus Films release.
Please note: Due to a scheduling conflict, Louis Garrel will no longer be able to attend the screening of The Innocent on March 4 at 6:30pm and there will be no Q&A following the screening. We hope you will still attend and enjoy Garrel’s most accomplished and surprising film yet!