In this special 58th New York Film Festival edition of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, NYFF Programmer Florence Almozini is joined by director Azazel Jacobs and actors Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges to discuss French Exit. In the Closing Night selection, Pfeiffer is entirely bewitching as an imperious, widowed New York socialite who, facing financial insolvency, relocates to a friend’s empty apartment in Paris with her dyspeptic son, Malcolm (Lucas Hedges), and their mercurial cat, and begins to grimly plan for an impossible future. Azazel Jacobs’s adaptation of the best-selling novel by Patrick deWitt is a rare American film of genuine eccentricity, with a brilliant central performance. French Exit is sponsored by Campari.
There’s only a few virtual nationwide tickets remaining for tonight’s premiere at 8pm ET. Get yours here.
Update: Watch the French Exit press conference below.