GOLDEN YOUTH
Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2019

GOLDEN YOUTH

Directed by Eva Ionesco

Info

Director: Eva Ionesco
Section: Spotlight
Country: Belgium, France
Year: 2018
PT: UNE JEUNESSE DORÉE
OT: UNE JEUNESSE DORÉE
Language: French
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Galatéa Bellugi, Melvil Poupaud, Lukas Ionesco, Alain-Fabien Delon
18+

Logline

GOLDEN YOUTH

Rose is attending a trade school in Paris to learn how to be a pastry chef, but she and her boyfriend Michel would much rather partake of the city's nightlife. In the late 1970s, the Le Palace nightclub is where the big names in art and fashion hang out, just like Studio 54 in New York. In the midst of this decadent costume ball full of disco music and drugs, Rose and Michel meet Lucile and Hubert, a bourgeois couple. The older couple invite the younger couple to their estate and seduce them to a ménage à quatre. How golden is youth, really? In her debut film MY LITTLE PRINCESS (2011), director Eva Ionesco retraced her own childhood. In her latest film, she cheerfully continues her semi-autobiographical research — once again with Isabelle Huppert in the leading role.

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Meet the director

GOLDEN YOUTH

Eva Ionesco

Eva Ionesco was born in Paris in 1965. As an actress, she first appeared in Roman Polanski's THE TENANT in 1976. In the mid-1980s, she attended the Théâtre des Amandiers acting school in Nanterre and subsequently worked in film as well as theater. Starting in 2000, she added photography to her professional repertoire. In 2011, she presented her autobiographical debut as a director, MY LITTLE PRINCESS, in which the person portrayed by Isabelle Huppert represented her mother, and the role of Anamaria Vartolomei was modeled after herself. Ionesco's second feature film, GOLDEN YOUTH (2018) was also inspired by her own life story.

Credits

Screenplay: Eva Ionesco, Simon Liberati
Director of Photography: Agnès Godard
Film Editor: Basile Belkhiri, Julie Dupré
Production Designer: Katia Wyszkop
Costume Design: Jürgen Doering, Marie Beltrami
Sound: Paul Maernoud, Ingrid Ralet, Olivier Guillaume
Producer: Marie-Jeanne Pascal, Mélita Toscan du Plantier
Production Company: Macassar Productions
Co-Producer: Geneviève Lemal, Julien Rouche, Damien Couvreurt
Co-Production Company: NJJ Entertainment, Scope Pictures, Diligence Films
World Sales: Be For Films