Amanda / Amanda (15)
Vincent Lacoste leads Mikhaël Hers’ poignant new feature about trauma and its aftershocks. At first, David (Lacoste), in his early twenties, is just beginning to figure out life, helping his sister (Ophélia Kolb) raise her 7-year-old daughter, Amanda (Isaure Multrier), and gently initiating a romance with a pianist (Stacy Martin, Nymphomaniac). This era of placidity is brutally ruptured, and a grief-stricken David must assume new responsibility for Amanda, as a potential guardian. With an understated directorial touch, Hers creates a touching story of resilience, given depth by delicately nuanced performances.
Cast : Vincent Lacoste, Isaure Multrier, Stacy Martin, Ophélia Kolb
Dir Mikhaël Hers | 2018 | France | 107 mins | UK Distrib Curzon AE
“A magnificent melodrama, and a devastating performance from Vincent Lacoste.” – Télérama
London Ciné Lumière Thu 14 Nov 20:30
Chichester Cinema at New Park Mon 18 Nov 14:45 & Wed 20 Nov 18:30