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Jan 10

Lost Illusions

Aventura International Film Series

January 10, 2023

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Lucien de Rubempré (Benjamin Voisin) is an ambitious and unknown aspiring poet in 19th century France. He leaves his provincial town, arriving in Paris on the arm of his admirer, Louise de Bargeton (Cécile de France). Outmatched in elite circles, Lucien’s naive etiquette prompts Louise to retreat back to her husband, leaving the young poet to forge a new path. Lucien makes a new friend in another young writer, Etienne Lousteau (Vincent Lacoste), who introduces him to the business of journalism where a salon of wordsmiths and wunderkinds make or break the reputations of actors and artists with insouciant impunity. Lucien agrees to write rave reviews for bribes, achieving material success at the expense of his conscience and soon discovers that the written word can be an instrument of both beauty and deceit. Xavier Giannoli’s sumptuous adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s epic novel, Lost Illusions is a ravishing vision of the birth of modern media.

New York Times reported, “Lost Illusions, Honoré de Balzac’s novel of Parisian literary life, stands as a stellar example in its period and now, thanks to Xavier Giannoli’s invigorating screen adaptation, in ours as well….Balzac was a prodigious coffee drinker, and the movie, though its characters run on champagne and schadenfreude, is nothing if not caffeinated”.

French with English subtitles. Not Rated. Running time 150 minutes.

Hosted by Shelly Isaacs who will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion.

All screenings are GENERAL ADMISSION and begin at 7:30 PM. Lobby opens at 6:30 PM and the Auditorium opens for seating at 7:00 PM.

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  • Venue Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
  • Price Seats Start at $12.00
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  • Doors Open 6:30 PM

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