A film by Xavier Giannoli
France. 2021. 149 min.
(G – Not recommended for young children)
With Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan.
– Winner of 7 Césars
Lucien is a young unknown poet in 19th century France. He has great expectations and wants to forge a destiny for himself. He leaves the family printing shop in his native province to try his luck in Paris, on the arm of his protector. Soon left to his own devices in the fabulous city, the young man will discover the backstage of a world dedicated to the law of profit and pretense.
“In the tradition of CYRANO DE BERGERAC, RIDICULE and REINE MARGOT, ILLUSIONS PERDUES is one of the great classics of French historical cinema. (Marc-André Lussier, La Presse)