Ismael's Ghosts

2017
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Title: Ismael's Ghosts

Original Title: Les fantômes d'Ismaël

Year: 2017

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: June 01 2018
  • United States: March 23 2018

Plot

Carlotta (Marion Cotillard) ran away twenty years ago. Twenty-one years later, she is back, all of a sudden. However, Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) has been busy rebuilding his life with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after Carlotta left and he is now working on his next feature film. Ismael's problems and tribulations unfurl at the same times as his film's protagonist's, the reckless Ivan Dédalus (Louis Garrel), a diplomat. The character is the brother of Paul Dédalus, a nod to the gost of one of his characters from 'My Sex Life or How I Got Into an Argument', 'A Christmas Tale' and 'My Golden Days'.

It's a film within a film, with narratives upon narratives. The director returns to the past, stepping back in time and proving at the same time that his genius lies can find light in the darkest places.

Cast

Director:

Arnaud Desplechin Arnaud Desplechin

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Trivia

Longtime collaborator

This is Arnaud Desplechin's sixth collaboration with Mathieu Amalric.

Second collaboration

This is Marion Cotillard's second collaboration with Arnaud Desplechin. She had a small role in 'Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle)' (1996), which starred Mathieu Amalric.

Ensemble cast

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard and Louis Garrel are all César winners. Amalric has three Césars, Gainsbourg and Cotillard have 2, and Garrel has one.

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