My Golden Days 2015
Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse (2015)
R | 2h 3min | Drama | 20 May 2015 (France)
Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother’s madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.
It is one of the better told love stories I’ve seen on the screen.
It’s one of those movies that’s about a relationship running it’s course from beginning to end. Very similar to movies like 9 Songs and Love 3D, but no where near as sexually graphic.
Maybe because the movie is about a now forty five year old Paul reminiscing about when he was nineteen and had an on again off again relationship with sixteen year old, Ester. As the film title suggest, Paul looks back with found (and little obsessive) memories of her.
I thought the main characters as well as the supporting cast were people really interesting to look at. though the movie has a nice look to it that adds to the feel, I never fully embraced the period piece this film is, and surprising the Hip hop score did not help one bit.
But overall I like it a lot.
Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Writers: Arnaud Desplechin (scenario), Julie Peyr (scenario)
Stars: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric