Meetup time: 745 pm in the IFI café/bar.
Film time: Friday 23rd November 2012 20.40
Tickets now on sale. Please buy your ticket asap as all the films in this festival are likely to sell out. Some films are sold out already.
SUPERSTAR Xavier Giannoli
Kad Merad (Welcome To The Sticks), in an idea coincidentally used by Woody Allen in the recent To Rome With Love, plays Martin, an entirely ordinary man who suddenly and inexplicably finds himself a household name, unable to step out in public without being chased by adoring fans and paparazzi alike. As he tries to escape his unwelcome fame, Martin finds a sympathetic ear in the ambitious Fleur (Cécile De France, The Kid with a Bike), a member of his newfound retinue. Director Xavier Giannoli’s (In The Beginning) bittersweet satire on the media, and a reality TV culture where individuals are famous for being famous, is an engaging watch.
Director’s Note: Director Xavier Giannoli delivers a fascinating film on the subject of celebrity and fame, swinging between the possible and the improbable.
Showing as part of the 2012 IFI French Film Festival
112 minutes // France-Belgium // 2012 Official Competition, Venice 2012