Tout pour être Heureux – Cyril Gelblat

Cyril Gelblat’s bitter-sweet romantic comedy is lifted out of the ordinary by the touching performance of Manu Payet as Antoine, a fortyish failed musician forced to face up to his adult responsibilities.  It’s a coming of age film with a twist.  Antoine’s passage into maturity comes late but is as painful and poignant as any…

Un Début Prometteur – Emma Luchini

Un Début Prometteur, Emma Luchini’s second full-length feature is a family affair.  Based on the novel by her partner author Nicolas Rey and with father Fabrice in one of the lead roles, this tragi-comedy has top class credentials yet struggles to get into its stride.  Casting comic actor and stand-up comedian Manu Payet against type as the alcoholic,…