L'Amant Double

Curzon Film World

Distribution: Selective

England

2017

Total project grant (euros)

45,700

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Distribution: Selective

Call number

19/2016

Call publication date

21 Sep 2016

Application deadline

14 Jun 2017

Result publication date

14 Nov 2017

L'Amant Double is a 2017 French drama directed by François Ozon. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the main competition section at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Marine Vacth (Jeune et Jolie) plays Chloé, a young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst Paul (Dardennes’ favourite Jérémie Renier). When they decide to move in together, everything seems perfect until a series of discoveries lead her to suspect that he may be living a double life. As she searches for the truth, Chloé’s investigations plunge her into a dark and bewildering world of smoke, mirrors and doppelgangers – where nothing is as it seems, and no one can be trusted. Combining Hitchcockian intrigue with nods to Brian de Palma and David Cronenberg, this is a theatre of excess that delights in keeping its audience guessing. A whirlwind of heightened senses and amped-up drama, L’Amant Double is filthy, flamboyant and a whole lot of fun.

The film was also supported by Creative Europe's Automatic distribution funding scheme for its release in the Czech Republic and Poland.

Louisa Dent, Managing Director of Curzon Artificial Eye, said:

"Creative Europe support makes a significant contribution to Curzon's ability to champion European film. It not only helps us take acquisition risks and mount ambitious releases of non-national European films, but also encourages collaboration with European partners such as sales agents and filmmakers."

Look at our 2017 Results report for a comprehensive overview of Creative Europe's support to the distribution of European films in the UK in 2017.

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