"Two Friends is indeed a typically French film, insofar as it is sentimental. We always return to the exploration of love. " Louis Garrel (Director)


SUMMARY

A heartwarming French comedy about two friends and a girl.

Eccentric Clément, a film extra, is madly in love with sandwich shop salesgirl Mona. Mona has a secret that makes her elusive. When Clément is desperate to win her heart, Abel, his best and only friend, who is suffering from writer's block, comes to the rescue. The two friends set off on an adventure to win her love. Loosely based on Alfred de Musset's Moods of Marianne, co-written with Christophe Honoré, this charming debut by Louis Garrel is a heartwarming comedy of romantic chaos that shines with great performances by Golshifteh Farahani and Vincent Macaigne. Garrel as both filmmaker and actor delivers a nicely paced, an almost perfect nouvelle vague film that reworks the emotional complicities with a great sense of humour and playful score.

FESTIVALS

2015 CANNES

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Louis Garrel is a French actor and director. He worked in feature films, under the direction of Bernardo Bertolucci, François Ozon, Jacques Doillon, and Philippe Garrel. He has directed three short films: My Friends (2005), Petit Tailleur (2010) and La Règle de 3 (2011). La Règle de 3 won the Jean Vigo Prize for best short film in 2012. He directed Two Friends, his first feature film, in 2015.

CREDITS


  • Director
    LOUIS GARREL
  • Screenplay
    LOUIS GARREL, CHRISTOPHE HONORÉ
  • Cinematography
    CLAIRE MATHON
  • Editing
    JOËLLE HACHE
  • Music
    PHILIPPE SARDE
  • Cast
    GOLSHIFTEH FARAHANI, VINCENT MACAIGNE, LOUIS GARREL
  • Producer
    ANNE-DOMINIQUE TOUSSAINT
  • Production Co.
    LES FILMS DES TOURNELLES, ARTE FRANCE CINÉMA
  • Distributor
    INDIE SALES
  • Sound
    LAURENT BENïM, LÉO BANDERET, BENJAMIN JAUSSAUD, MÉLISSA PETIT JEAN,