Cine Club: La Belle Personne
The Beautiful Person
France, 2008, 93 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Foreign, Romance, Social Issues
Language: French English Sub-Titles
Wednesday, March 17 at 7:00pm
Film is followed by a pastry and wine reception and discussion presented by Alliance Francaise de Denver.
La Belle Personne opens for an Exclusive One week Engagement at the Starz FilmCenter March 19 - 25
Junie (Lea Seydoux) is a beautiful 16 year-old girl who arrives at a new school after the death of her mother. Introduced by her cousin to a band of his close friends, Junie finds herself the subject of constant attention as the colorful group of boys woo her in turn. Eventually she strikes up a close relationship with Otto (Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet), the most gently-mannered of the bunch. Otto seems to genuinely care for Junie, but she soon falls in love with Mr. Nemours (Louis Garrel), her Italian teacher. Nemours is a charmer with a serious penchant for his students, driven crazy by Junie's mysterious nature.
A fresh adaptation of the classic novel "La Princesse de Clevese by Mademoiselle de Chartres", La Belle Personne is director Christophe Honore's free and modern interpretation of the classic story of young love.
DIRECTOR: Christophe Honore
Principal Cast: Lea Seydoux, Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet, Louis Garrel
US Distributor: IFC Films
Official Film Website