ISMAEL'S GHOSTS

LES FANTÔMES D'ISMAËL

By Arnaud DESPLECHIN

RIGA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - as FEST

Drama - Completed 2017

The story follows a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film.

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Cannes 2017
Out of competition
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 114 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Arnaud DESPLECHIN
    • Synopsis
    • Ismaël Vuillard makes films. He is in the middle of one about Ivan, an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. Along with Bloom, his master and father-in-law, Ismaël still mourns the death of Carlotta, twenty years earlier. Yet he has started his life over again with Sylvia. Sylvia is his light. Then Carlotta returns from the dead. Sylvia runs away. Ismaël rejects Carlotta. Driven mad by these ordeals, he abandons the shoot for his family home in Roubaix. There, he lives as a recluse, besieged by his ghosts.
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