My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse)

Feature Film | FR 2015 | 123' | Subtitiled German

After a long time working in Tajikistan, anthropologist Paul Dédalus returns to France for a new job in the public sector. He is stopped at the border and questioned by intelligence officers. Is Paul a spy? The interrogation provides a look back at Paul’s childhood and youth, a time shaped by his love for the beautiful, yet capricious Esther. Arnaud Desplechin has long been a star director in his native France. His films are regularly in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. In Germany, however, he is yet to be discovered by a broader audience. MY GOLDEN DAYS provides a sequel as well as a prequel to his second feature, MY SEX LIFE… OR HOW I GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT (1996), but at the same time this film stands on its own. For the sixth time, the director has worked with Mathieu Amalric, who plays the older Dédalus. A real find in this romance in the tradition of the Nouvelle Vague is young actor Quentin Dolmaire.

Director
Arnaud Desplechin
Script
Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr
Producers
Pascal Caucheteux, Oury Milshtein
Photography
Irina Lubtchansky
Editor
Laurence Briaud
Sound
Nicolas Cantin, Sylvain Malbrant, Stéphane Thiebaut
Music
Grégoire Hetzel
Production Design
Toma Baqueni
Costumes
Nathalie Raoul
Casting
Alexandre Nazarian
Principal Cast
Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric, Elyot Milshtein

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Selected filmography Arnaud Desplechin

DAS LEBEN DER TOTEN (1991), DIE WACHE (1992), ICH UND MEINE LIEBE (1996), LEO IN MÄNNERGESELLSCHAFT (2003), DAS LEBEN IST SELTSAM (2004), UN CONTE DE NOËL (2008), JIMMY P. (PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN) (2013)