This week at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Arnaud Desplechin returned to form with his latest “My Golden Years.” A quasi-followup to his 1996 effort “My Sex Life,” the movie brings back Mathieu Almaric, but centers around newcomers Quentin Dolmaire and Lou Roy-Lecollinet. Our critic on the ground at Cannes was impressed by their turns, writing in his review that it feels like they’ll be part of “a new generation of talent emerging who’ll likely be cropping up in French cinema for decades to come.” Now you can see some of the spark that landed them the gig in the first place.
Telerama has debuted Dolmaire’s and Roy-Lecollinet’s audition footage for the movie. For their test, Desplechin asked them to act out a scene from “My Sex Life,” which makes sense given they are playing younger versions of those characters. And for comparison sake, this site has provided the original scene.
Unfortunately, there are no subtitles, but you can still get a sense of these young actors’ presence. Magnolia Pictures will release “My Golden Days” in the United States. Watch below.