A Young Poet (2014)

drama, world | NR | 1hr 26min

Opening at GFC: 04/05/2017

Only at GFC

Upcoming Showtimes:
April 5th 2017

April 8th 2017


A YOUNG POET is a simple summer tale of a young poet searching for inspiration in a seaside town. With the barest of ingredients—a beanpole of an actor, the sun-splashed streets of Sète, and the Mediterranean in the distance—young writer-director Damien Manivel reveals himself to be a true original, a DIY inventor with an eye for intrinsically elegant, wry compositions and the comedy in repetition. While there is a delectable lightness and fond humor in the way Manivel captures the poet Rémi’s fruitless search for inspiration, the movie hits home when Rémi finds himself at the grave of Paul Valéry, one of France’s greatest poets, and confesses his fear of life. In that terrific moment, one recognizes how daunting the limitless possibility of youth can feel. Here, Manivel confirms that he is more than a charming stylist with a can-do spirit, but the voice of a young generation.


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