Interviews

Arnaud Desplechin, director of My Golden Days

The filmmaker talks about working with Mathieu Amalric, his Lincoln Center retrospective, and why he never acts in his own movies

Mar 18, 2016

Arnaud Desplechin’s latest, My Golden Days is a prequel to his breakout film, My Sex Life…or How I Got Into an Argument from 1996. My Golden Days provides nostalgic insight into protagonist Paul Dédalus’ childhood and the origins of his romantic tumult. Desplechin is known not only for intellectual, clever, and emotionally brutal films, but also for directing unknown actors to stardom. Quentin Dolmaire and Lou Roy-Lecollinet who portray young Paul and Esther (roles originated by now Desplechin regulars Mathieu Amalric and Emanuelle Devos when they were just starting out) both make their feature film debuts. More

Arnaud Desplechin

Director and co-screenwriter of A Christmas Tale

Nov 01, 2008

French director Arnaud Desplechin, whose first film was titled La Vie des morts (Life of the Dead), acknowledges that there appears to be a preoccupation with death in his work.  More