Anaïs in Love (2022)

Director: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet Run Time: 98 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Anaïs Demoustier, Bruno Todeschini, Denis Podalydès, Grégoire Oestermann, Valeria Bruni‑Tedeschi

Country: France
Language: French, English

About the film:

“Anais is a hyperactive whirlwind, racing through life, eager to embrace everything it has to offer… and the camerawork is equally energetic and flowing as the viewer is caught up in the giddy swirl of her existence.”

—Allan Hunter for ScreenDaily

World Premiere at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet’s cliché-shattering feature debut follows spirited and romantic thirty-something Anaïs in her manic search for stability.

Behind on her rent, contemplating breaking up with her boyfriend, and struggling to complete her thesis, Anaïs searches for inspiration while hurtling through lovers with abandon. When her affair with an older book publisher Daniel leads to her falling for his live-in partner Emilie, a brilliant and luminescent novelist, things get especially messy.

About the filmmaker:

After having studied literature and theater, Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet worked for a while in publishing. Noted for her shorts Joujou (2016) and Pauline Enslaved (2018), Bourgeois-Tacquet developed her first feature through the Next Step programme of Cannes Critics Week where it made its world premiere. Bourgeois-Tacquet’s first feature-length film Anaïs in Love (2022) was featured as part of the 2022 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema.

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