Lost Illusions | Illusion Perdues

Drama | Adaptation
DIRECTOR: Xavier Giannoli
CAST: Benjamin Voisin, Xavier Dolan, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Vincent Lacoste
R21 (Nudity and Sexual Violence) | 2021 | French w/English Subtitles | 149 minutes

25 May 2022

20:00 | By Invitation

26 May 2022



An all-star cast dazzles in the multiple award-winning Lost Illusions / Illusion Perdues, an adaptation of celebrated French novelist and playwright Honoré de Balzac’s classic novel about a young idealist who learns painful lessons about life. Lucien is a young unknown poet in 19th-century France. He has great expectations and wants to forge a destiny. He leaves the family printing business in his native province to try his luck in Paris, on the arm of his protector. Soon left to his own devices in the fabulous city, the young man discovers the backstage of a world dedicated to the law of profit and pretence. A human comedy where everything is bought and sold, literature as well as the press, politics as well as feelings, reputations as well as souls. He will love, he will suffer, and survive his illusions.


7 César for Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Vincent Lacoste), Most Promising Actor (Benjamin Voisin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Jacques Fieschi, Xavier Giannoli), Best Cinematography (Christophe Beaucarne), Best Costume Design (Pierre-Jean Larroque), Best Production Design (Riton Dupire-Clément) - French Film Industry Awards, 2022.


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