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See You Up There Q&A with French actor: Laurent Lafitte
March 11, 2018 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Alliance Française French Film Festival invite you to a special screening of ‘See You Up There’ with French actor Laurent Lafitte.
Laurent Lafitte has become one of the leading actors in French cinema today, having been nominated for a César award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “See You Up There” as Lieutenant Pradelle. Join Lafitte in a Q&A session after the screening where he will discuss his experience of the film’s production and answer audience questions.
Where: Palace Cinema Como
When: Sunday 11 March
4:00pm screening, followed by a Q&A
SEE YOU UP THERE | AU REVOIR LÀ-HAUT
FRANCE • HISTORIC, DRAMA • 117 MINS • 2017 • CTC
Directed by: ALBERT DUPONTEL
Starring: Albert Dupontel, Laurent Lafitte, Émilie Dequenne, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart
Albert Dupontel (In Harmony, AF FFF2016; The First, the Last, AF FFF2017) appears in, writes and directs this epic crime drama adapted from the best-selling, award-winning novel by France’s answer to James Ellroy, Pierre Lemaitre.
As star and narrator, Dupontel is Albert Maillard, a rank-and-file French infantryman battling to survive trench warfare as WWI comes to its conclusion. In a horrific final sortie, Maillard is almost buried alive by debris and his comrade Édouard Péricourt (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM in this year’s Festival) is horribly disfigured after being hit by mortar fire.
Péricourt becomes addicted to morphine during his convalescence and, living behind elaborate masks to hide his disfigurement, concocts a plan with Maillard to sell phony monuments to French towns honouring their dead; an undertaking that will prove as dangerous as it is stunning.
Also starring Laurent Lafitte (Boomerang, AF FFF2016) as the sadistic Captain Pradelle and Niels Arestrup as Péricourt’s estranged father, See You Up There is an awe-inspiringly lavish 1920s period thriller with a production budget to match. Fans of Lemaitre’s crime writing will not be disappointed.