FALSE CONFESSIONS

Directed by Luc Bondy, Marie-Louise Bischofberger
US release date: July 14, 2017

Luc Bondy’s final feature film as director draws talent from both stage and screen to bring Marivaux’s play into 21st century Paris. Isabelle Huppert commands the screen as Araminte, the wealthy widow who unwittingly hires the smitten Dorante (Louis Garrel) as her accountant. Secrets and lies accumulate as Dorante and his accomplice, Araminte’s manservant Dubois (Yves Jacques), manipulate not only the good-hearted Araminte, but also her friend and confidante, Marton (Manon Combes). Dorante, by turns pitiable and proficient, but always deferential to his social better, walks a fine line in his quest to arouse an equal desire in the object of his affections. Bulle Ogier delivers a memorable turn as Araminte’s mother, who suspects the young man’s intentions, but wants to push her daughter into the arms of an aged, hard-up Count (Jean-Pierre Malo). Filmed in part on-site at the Théâtre de l’Odéon, the film blurs the distinction between stage and screen, offering a new turn on this classic take on the psychology of love.


FALSE CONFESSIONS
Directed by: Luc Bondy, Marie-Louise Bischofberger
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel
Runtime: 85 mins
Released by: Big World Pictures

> Opens in New York at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Angelika Film Center on July 14, 2017

> Opens in Los Angeles at the Royal Laemmle Theatre on July 21, 2017

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