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AMANDA AMANDA
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DRAMA / FRANCE / 2018 / 106 MINS / MA15+

FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Presented from the point-of-view of David (Vincent Lacoste, In Bed with Victoria; Saint Amour, AF FFF2017) – symbiotically embodying French youth and earnest hope in the one character – Amanda unfurls as a family drama, although one that gets shaken to its core by a sudden act of violence.

Described by Variety as having an “at once beautiful and wonky [face], shaped by mischief and worry, like a [Jean-Paul] Belmondo reflected in the surface of a choppy lake”, David is a carefree 20-something in the throes of a new romance with Lena (Stacy Martin, Redoubtable, AF FFF2018). He lives a carefree life until an incident abruptly forces him to assume the guardianship of his seven-year-old niece, Amanda (a revelatory turn by newcomer Isaure Multrier).

Collective mourning and its subsequent road to recovery, are given an all-too human face in Amanda, beautifully crafted through Lacoste’s performance. Amid the seriousness, this film is a exquisite valentine to the beauty and eccentricities of Paris, and will not fail to send hearts aflutter for those Francophiles who have such a love for this city and everything it offers.

DIRECTED BY: MIKHAËL HERS

STARRING: Vincent Lacoste, Isaure Multrier, Stacy Martin, Jonathan Cohen

WINNER: Magic Lantern Award Venice Film Festival 2018
NOMINATED: Best Film, Venice Film Festival 2018
WINNER: Best Screenplay Award, Best Film, Tokyo International Film Festival 2018

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