Screening as part of the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2013.
High school literature teacher Germain (Fabrice Luchini, Potiche and The Women On The 6th Floor) despairs at the quality of his students’ writing until he reads a story that is both compelling and disturbingly voyeuristic. His talented student, Claude (Ernst Umhauer), writes of charming his way into his friend’s house and of his fascination with his friend’s mother (Emmanuelle Seigner).
Germain’s passion for teaching is reawakened and he offers Claude some private lessons. But who has he let into his house? Gradually the line between Claude’s new stories and reality blur until Germain himself starts appearing in Claude’s writing and Germain’s own life becomes a new obsession.
Celebrated auteur filmmaker François Ozon has adapted Juan Mayorga’s play The Boy In The Last Row to create a captivating and ironic look at the art of storytelling itself. He has successfully bridged mainstream hits, such as 8 Women, with his more cerebral works, such as The Swimming Pool, to create a clever and seductive film that was a big hit in France.
Please note this film is in French with English subtitles. Duration: 105 minutes.
WHERE TO MEET
Meet Gvantsa in front of the cinema at 6:15 pm for the 6:45 screening. Buy your ticket(s) individually.