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Tennis Anyone? Courtside Seats to Infidelity in Denys Arcand’s Le règne de la beauté (Trailer)

By comparison, Quebecois helmer Denys Arcand’s output might be one film for every five that Xavier Dolan manages to produce, but nonetheless, his films are much appreciated by an adoring public that reaches well beyond Quebec’s borders. Formerly going by the production title of “Deux Nuits,” Le règne de la beauté (translates into The Reign of Beauty) has all the markings of of Arcandian themes: gender relations and fragility of institutions (such as relationships) with a usual pinch of black humor (which doesn’t seem apparent in the trailer below). Pegged as a possible selection for Main Comp at the Cannes Film Festival, this ensemble includes French actress Mélanie Thierry (The Princess of Montpensier) and cross continental thesp Marie-Josée Croze (winner for the Best Actress award in 2003 for Arcand’s The Barbarian Invasions). This is one for the grown-ups.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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