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La Belle Epoque – 1:00pm

October 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:55 pm


La Belle Époque

Written and Directed by: Nicolas Bedos
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Doria Tillier, Fanny Ardant
Comedy/Drama | 100 min. | 14A for mature/sexual content | 115 min. | French with English subtitles | France

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“A sweet, inventive Richard Curtis-style romantic-comedy crowdpleaser that deftly balances hearty laughs and heartwarming emotion.” – Allan Hunter, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL


“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


Ingenious and hilarious by turns, actor-turned-director Nicolas Bedos’ marvellous dramatic comedy takes the sci-fi concept of time travel, brings it down to earth, and gives it a sexy dose of flesh and blood in a very smart and provocative (even “meta”) fashion. Cynical 70ish cartoonist Victor (a superb Daniel Auteuil), his marriage to the tart-tongued Marianne (Fanny Ardant) in shambles, and his best days seemingly behind him, becomes intrigued by his son’s friend Antoine’s (Guillaume Canet) latest successful enterprise. Antoine’s “Time Travellers” troupe offers clients the chance to go back in time to any moment they wish, and the TT team of actors and technicians guarantees a completely realistic immersion in the era chosen. Victor accepts Antoine’s offer of a free trial – and chooses to go back to the day in 1974 when he originally met Marianne in a raucous Lyon bistro. Suffice it to say that when the shaggy-haired “younger” Victor goes back to said Lyon bistro and meets waitress Margot (Doria Tillier, Bedos’ real-life companion), who happens to be Antoine’s partner when she’s not acting, more than just sparks fly… (VIFF 2019)


NOMINATED – Best Feature, Hamburg Film Festival, 2019
NOMINATED – Best International Film, Haifa International Film Festival, 2019



October 27, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:55 pm


Barrie Film Festival


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