Lost Illusions

Lost Illusions

Date & Time

Monday, May 9 (View All Dates)
7:00 pm


City Cinema, 64 King St, Charlottetown

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Rating PG. Dir: Xavier Giannoli, France, 2021, 150 min. Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste. In French with English subtitles.

Winner of 7 Cesar Awards including Best Picture, Cinematography, and Screenplay.

Taking place between the years 1837 and 1843, Balzac’s classic novel focuses on the young poet Lucien de Rubempré, who leaves Angouleme for Paris in the pursuit of becoming an author. “Lost Illusions takes the task of adapting Honoré de Balzac’s gargantuan masterpiece… a work with lots of moving parts, complex characters, and an incomparable portrayal of the City of Lights at a moment in time not often portrayed on screen. Thankfully, director Xavier Giannoli adapts the novel to make a provocative, raunchy, exhilarating look at artistic compromise, corruption and ambition… Lost Illusions’ production design brings to life the excess, the glamor, but also the decadence and corruption of Paris after the Revolution… A fun, provocative, hilarious, and at times even moving rags-to-riches tale with a protagonist and a setting we have not seen before… Lost Illusions is sure to spark some conversations.” —Rafael Motamayor, Collide