Golden Years

2017/Colour/ 103 mins/France




Category Cinema International
Director Andre Techine
Producer Michele and Laurent Petin
Screenplay Cedric Anger, Andre Techine
Cinematography Julien Hirsch
Editor Albertine Lastera
Music Alexis Rault
Set Katia Wyszkop
Costume NA
Cast Pierre Deladonchamps (Paul Grappe), Celine Sallette (Louise), Gregoire Leprince Ringuet (Le Comte), Michel Fau (Samuel)
Production Company A Real Passion
World Sales Pierre Deladonchamps (Paul Grappe), Celine Sallette (Louise), Gregoire Leprince Ringuet (Le Comte), Michel Fau (Samuel)
Festival/Awards Cannes (2017), Chicago (2017)

One of France's greatest living directors elaborates the true-life story of a World War I soldier who fled the battlefield and disguised himself as a woman to avoid arrest. As happily married Paul becomes accustomed to cross-dressing, he discovers long-dormant sexual preferences. After the French government grants amnesty to deserters, a promoter exploits Paul's story and stages a ribald cabaret show. Techine crafts an indelible portrait of one man's tumultuous life journey.

Director:
Andre Techine
From Souvenirs d'en France or Barocco in the 1970's to the November 1998 release of Alice et Martin, Andre frequently found himself competing in some of the biggest festivals, notably Cannes where his films were crowned with success on four occasions: Les Soeurs Bronte in 1979, Rendez-vous for which he received the Best Director Award in 1985, Le Lieu du crime the following year and Les Voleurs in 1996.

Selected Filmography:
Rendez-vous (1985)
I don't kiss (1991)
Wild Reeds (1994)
The Witnesses (2007)
Being 17 (2016)