Mr. & Mrs. Adelman

Monsieur & Madame Adelman

FRA 2017
Director : Nicolas Bedos
Cast : Doria Tillier, Nicolas Bedos, Denis Podalydes

115 Min. | OmU | Original with german Subtitles
German Premiere
International Section

If you want to tell the story of a life, one does not need to care how it ends. But if you tell the story of a love, it’s different. Especially in the cinema, this magical place of dreams and longings, this place of refuge from reality where everything is possible and time does not have to move one straight line. French star-actor Nicolas Bedos tells both stories in his directorial debut and always hits the right notes. The end of a life he puts at the beginning, the love-story is enchantingly told in reverse and the grand delusions of life are revealed late in
a bittersweet way. During the funeral service for her husband Victor, one of the country’s most famous writers, Sophie receives a journalist who, to her surprise, does not want to talk about the deceased, but to her and about her life. This is the start of a flashback spanning 40 years and one of the most bouyant love stories of
the year. Delightfully funny and with great fondness for cinematic gimmicks, Bedos takes us on a journey through time from the 70s until today. At his side as his co-star and co-author is the wonderful Doria Tiller, who is his partner in real life as well.