October 12 @6:30pm - Les Ex

North American Premiere

If Paris is the city of lovers, it is also that of... exes! Antoine no longer dares to become involved with anyone, Didier regrets breaking up with his ex-wife, Laurent is obliged to celebrate the marriage of his ex, Julie, Serge is hassled by Lise, his current girlfriend's ex, while Greg finds consolation with his ex's dog! So many characters whose lives become mixed up in delightful disorder and who may just fall in love all over again! But with whom? Whether we're obsessed about them, or we love hating them, deep down, it is difficult to forget our exes

Some romantic comedies make us think, dig deeper without necessarily being a work of art. Maurice Barthélemy makes a feel-good movie using laughter to downplay the drama, bring lightness and pass on a great message. (Translation of a quote by Oriane Marrec, Sept Jours à Brest)

A kind of anti - « Love Actually » that epitomizes the adage: “we can’t live with our exes, but we can’t live without them” (Translation of a quote by Lola Sciamma, Voici)

But do we ever leave our ex? The perfect question for the topic of a comedy, already tackled in an Italian film of which it is the French remake: less caustic, more like a Vaudeville… (Translation of a quote by Jean Serroy, Le Dauphiné Libéré)

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  • Director: Maurice Barthélémy
  • Country: France, Belgium
  • Cast: Jean-Paul Rouve Maurice Barthélémy Claudia Tagbo Patrick Chesnais Baptiste Lecaplain Arnaud Ducret Alice David Natacha Lindiger Zoé Duchesne Amaury de Crayencour Stefi Celma Judith El Zein
  • Language: French (English subtitles)
  • Runtime: 84 Min
  • Year: 2017
  • Rating: 18+
  • Festivals: Cabourg Film Festival – Romantic Days (France, 2017)

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