A Faithful Man

France, 75m, DCP

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened July 19–August 8, 2019

Nine years after his wife left him for his best friend, hapless journalist Abel (Louis Garrel) falls into a relationship with recently widowed old flame Marianne (Laetitia Casta). Drama ensues when a wily jeune femme (Lily-Rose Depp) professes her love and Marianne’s young son insists that his mother intentionally poisoned his father. This delightful sophomore feature from actor/director Louis Garrel—co-written with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrière—is a farcical Parisian romp that playfully subverts the patriarchal conventions of the French New Wave. A Kino Lorber release

In French with English subtitles

Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival


A film by Louis Garrel

A nimble romantic comedy with a puckish sense of humour.”

The Guardian

Funny [and] understated…resembles Éric Rohmer’s moral tales.”

The New York Times [Critic's Pick]