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Legendary French filmmaker Claude Lelouch has had a career that’s spanned more than five decades and that has earned him the Palme d’Or at Cannes and two Academy Awards. Currently 77 years old and turning out new movies mostly every other year, Lelouch descended on the Toronto International Film Festival with his latest romance, “Un Plus Une,” starring Oscar winner Jean Dujardin opposite Elsa Zylberstein and Christopher Lambert.
Dujardin stars as Antoine, a charming and successful Parisian film composer who jets off to India to work on a Bollywood adaption of “Romeo & Juliet.” On his first night there, he attends a dinner in his honor hosted by the French ambassador (Christophe Lambert). Although he attend these kinds of tedious affairs all the time, Antoine ends up seated beside the ambassador’s wife, Anna (Elsa Zylberstein), whose curious personality catches his eye. By the time dessert arrives, the sparks have started to fly.
“Un Plus Une” had its world premiere at TIFF last week, and Lelouch joined his cast and Indiewire Editor-in-Chief Dana Harris for a live TIFF Talk to celebrate his latest project. Check out all of the highlights from the “Un Plus Une” TIFF Talk, starting with Dujardin’s emotional charging of the audience in the clip above.
Lelouch on the Themes of Love in His Personal Life
Zylberstein on Discovering Spirituality on Set
Lelouch on the Themes of Love in His Films
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