- 1h 54min
- Directed by: Arnaud Desplechin
- Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg
- Language: French
- UK release: 1 June 2018
Ismael (Amalric)’s wife Carlotta (Cotillard) vanished 21 years ago, and he’s now in a relationship with Sylvia (Gainsbourg), but then Carlotta mysteriously returns. A polished and well-crafted but increasingly hysterical and unconvincing jumble of a film, which takes layers and meta-ness to levels of unconscious self-parody.
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Reviews & features
Ismael's Ghosts28 May 2018
Apparent prestige gives way to self-indulgence in a confusing and unconvincing French drama
Ismael's Ghosts has all the trappings of a prestigious French drama. Chosen to open the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, it marks the seventh collaboration between director Arnaud Desplechin and actor Mathieu Amalric and boasts a stellar cast led by Charlotte…
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