MY GOLDEN DAYS

Directed by Arnaud Desplechin
US release date: March 18, 2016
Magnolia Pictures

A rich and literary film, full of life and warmth and sadness and humor. Written, shot, cut and performed with palpable joy and intelligence.” – Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist

Marvelously vivid. Rich and intensely personal. Some of the most fluid, emotionally resonant filmmaking of Desplechin’s career.” – Justin Chang, Variety

As evocative and convincing a portrait of youth as the best work of François Truffaut.” - Forrest Cardemenis, The Film Stage

 

My Golden Days is the story of Paul Dédalus, an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan (played in his middle age by Matheiu Amalric). Reflecting on his life, he has a series of flashbacks starting from his childhood in Roubaix: his mother's attacks of madness, his father's alienating depression. He remembers a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life. He remembers University life, and returning to his hometown to party with his sister and her best friend, his shifting circle of friends and their casual betrayals. And most of all he remembers Esther, the beautiful, rude, haughty soul and love of his life.

From acclaimed filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin, director of A Christmas Tale and Kings & Queen, My Golden Days features stunning performances from newcomers Quentin Domaire as young Paul, and Lou Roy-Lecollinet as the unforgettable Esther. The film premiered in the Directors Fortnight of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the SACD Award.


MY GOLDEN DAYS (France, 2015)
Directed by Arnaud Desplechin
Written by Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr
With Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric


US Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

> Opens in New York on Friday, March 18 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center

> Opens in LA,  on Friday, March 18th at Laemmle Theaters
 

> Opens in Miami, FL,  on April 1 at Cosford Cinema and at Miami Beach Cinematheque
 

> Opens in Lakeworth, FL,on April 15 at Lakeworth Playhouse

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