Time: August 24, 2012 to September 28, 2012
Location: Angelika Film Center and Lincoln Plaza Cinema
Street: 18 West Houston and 1886 Broadway
City/Town: New York City
Website or Map: http://www.littlewhitelies-th…
Event Type: film, opening
Organized By: Aimee Morris
Latest Activity: Aug 28, 2012
LITTLE WHITE LIES, the generational ensemble dramatic comedy by Guillaume Canet, the writer-director of Tell No One, stars Academy Award® winners Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose, The Dark Knight Rises) and Jean Dujardin (The Artist) along with François Cluzet (Tell No One, The Intouchables) and Gilles Lellouche (Point Blank, Mesrine), LITTLE WHITE LIES follows a close-knit group of friends whose bonds are tested and strengthened over a summer holiday.
Bringing together some of the top names from France’s current generation of actors, Mr. Canet weaves a joyous and heartfelt ensemble film out of the dilemmas of eight thirty and forty-something close friends as they vacation together in the summer beach house of uptight restaurateur Max (Mr. Cluzet). Starting out light and carefree, tensions begin to fill the air when Ludo is clinging to life following a motorcycle accident, and Max is grappling with unwanted affections from Vincent (The Piano Teacher's Benoit Magimel), whose married life and sexuality are under fire. Womanizing actor Eric (Mr. Lellouche) and free-spirited ethnologist Marie (Ms. Cotillard) navigate the challenges of single life while lovelorn Antoine (Laurent Lafitte) pines for his ex-girlfriend after a sudden breakup.
With its nostalgic soundtrack of classic hit songs from The Isley Brothers, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Nina Simone and others, LITTLE WHITE LIES is Mr. Canet’s spin on The Big Chill, a generational statement on youthful frivolity giving way to middle-aged pleasures and sorrows, with a finely observant eye on contemporary relationships.