GOLDEN YOUTH

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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.

tags: Aging, Francophone, Society, Sexuality, Feature film

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Galatéa Bellugi, Melvil Poupaud, Lukas Ionesco, Alain-Fabien Delon

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

Co-Producer: Geneviève Lemal, Julien Rouche, Damien Couvreurt

Production Company: Macassar Productions

Co-Production Company: NJJ Entertainment, Scope Pictures, Diligence Films

World Sales: Be For Films

Director: Eva Ionesco

biography

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.

Screenings

Saturday, 6/29/2019, 7:30 PM (111 Min.)
HFF Kino 1

Q&A after the film

Sunday, 6/30/2019, 6:00 PM (111 Min.)
Sendlinger Tor

Q&A after the film

Thursday, 7/4/2019, 10:30 PM (111 Min.)
Gasteig Carl-Orff-Saal