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14.-20. januar 2019

Program 2018

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Based on notorious and autobiographical novel The End of Eddy, the main character of REINVENTING MARVIN is cast into a childhood in hell. Being an effeminate, homosexual young boy, coming of age in a chauvinistic, violent, working-class environment in rural France. Marvin is constantly bullied and so out of touch with his surroundings that even his own family often disowns him. Yet, he still manages to overcome his misery.

Through the thematic darkness, the film also finds humour in unexpected places, combining Marvin’s ill-fated youth with sometimes farcical and absurd scenes. Moving between different chapters of Marvin’s life, and an autobiographical theatre play staged by Marvin himself, the film works on many levels. Marvin is even helped by legendary Isabelle Huppert (played effortlessly by herself) in staging his play. In the end, REINVENTING MARVIN is a tender portrait of a young man on the brink of extinction, who defies the odds and make a steady ground for himself in the world.

Orginal title: 
MARVIN OU LA BELLE ÉDUCATION
Director: 
Anne Fontaine
Screenplay: 
Anne Fontaine, Pierre Trividic
Photography: 
Yves Angelo
Actors: 
Finnegan Oldfield, Jules Porier, Grégory Gadebois, Catherine Salée, Catherine Mouchet, Isabelle Huppert
Run time: 
1 hour 55 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
France
Producer: 
Philippe Carcassonne, Jean-Louis Livi, Pierre-Alexandre Schwab
Sales: 
TF1 Studio
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 
Anne Fontaine (b. 1959) was born in Luxembourg, but moved to France in her adolescence. She had her breakthrough as a dancer in Paris before she moved on to screenwriting and directing. Her films have received numerous nominations to, among others, César, BAFTA, Cannes, Venice and San Sebastian.