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La Belle Epoque Rated 15

La Belle Epoque

Dir. Nicolas Bedos. France, 2019. 1h 55m. French/subs. Starring Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, Fanny Ardant, Pierre Arditi, Denis Podalydès, Michaël Cohen, Lizzie Brocheré.

A graphic novelist who has fallen on hard times and into an unloving marriage is given the chance to revisit a time of his choosing thanks to a mysterious theatre troupe. He goes back to 1974 when he first met his life, but will this intervention repair his marriage or simply confirm his modern-day hangups? A high-concept French comedy which brilliantly combines romance with a wonderfully eccentric plot.

‘Where so many high-concept romantic comedies squander their one big idea, "La Belle Époque" leverages its own to remind how and why we fall in love in the first place’ Peter Debruge, Variety

‘Romantic, nostalgic and beautifully acted, it's one of the best films of the year.’ ★★★★★ Matthew Turner, The List