Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse

My Golden Days
Arnaud Desplechin
FRA 2015
123 min

Paul returns to Paris after years and looks back at three memories from his youth. He recalls his early years, his mother’s madness, and the bond with his brother. He recalls turning 16, travelling to the USSR, and giving his passport to a young Jewish man, to help him flee the country. He recalls his student years: his anthropology studies, his sister, parties, and friends. But above all, he remembers Esther, the love of his life. Arnaud Desplechin, the most French of all French directors, returned to Cannes this year with TROIS SOUVENIRS DE MA JEUNESSE, a prequel to his 1996 COMMENT JE ME SUIS DISPUTÉ... (MA VIE SEXUELLE) In the lead roles, alongside the delightful Mathieu Amalric, he casts Quentin Dolmaire and Lou Roy-Lecollinet, two teenagers with no experience, who seem to have been born for their parts. Desplechin concocts a skillfully-directed piece that overflows with the spirit of the periods it portrays. (Jerusalem Film Festival)

  • Mathieu Amalric - grown-up Paul Dédalus
  • Quentin Dolmaire - young Paul Dédalus
  • Lou Roy-Lecollinet - Esther
  • Dinara Droukarova - Irina
  • Cécile Garcia-Fogel - Jeanne Dédalus
  • Arnaud Desplechin
  • Julie Peyr
  • Irina Lubtchansky
  • Sylvain Malbrant
  • Nicolas Cantin
  • Stéphane Thiébaut
  • Laurence Briaud
  • Grégoire Hetzel
  • Toma Baquéni
  • Nathalie Raoul
Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinéma

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