Ismael's Ghosts

Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Script: Arnaud Desplechin, Léa Mysius, Julie Peyr
Camera: Irina Lubtchansky
Design: Toma Baqueni
Music: Grégoire Hetzel
Sound: Nicolas Cantin
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Producers: Pascal Caucheteux
Production: Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+
International sales: Wild Bunch Distribution
France, 2017, 114’
20 September 15:00, Saturn IMAX #1
The film tells the tale of a widowed film director who is in the middle of making a film about an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. While he has started a new life with Sylvia, he still mourns the death of a former lover, Carlotta, who passed away 20 years earlier; then Carlotta returns from the dead, causing Sylvia to run away

Arnaud Desplechin

Arnaud Desplechin (1960) studied film directing at the University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle then at the IDHEC, graduating in 1984. He made three short films inspired by the work of the Belgian novelist Jean Ray. During the late 1980s, Desplechin worked as a director of photography on several films. Desplechin's first feature-length movie, «The Sentinel», premiered in 1992 at Cannes. In 2007, Desplechin filmed the family drama «A Christmas Tale», which was screened in competition at Cannes in 2008. In 2014 he adapted Alexander Ostrovsky's play «The Forest». For the drama film «My Golden Day»s (2015), which he directed and co-wrote, Desplechin won the César Award for Best Director. In 2016, he was a member of the main competition jury of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.