The Many Lives of Édouard Louis

Édouard Louis, Ou La Transformation

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere

How does a young kid, raised in the heart of the French sub-proletariat, transform – decide, and succeed in transforming – into one of the most exciting, decisive, and popular writers of his era and the spokesman of an entire generation? Going beyond a mere penetrating portrait of Édouard Louis, as it traces a tumultuous and extremely enchanting path towards self-actualization, The Many Lives of Eduard Louis is an ode to the audacity needed to bring about change, both personal and collective, and to the unquenchable need for justice. Filmed in close collaboration with Louis, this documentary is imbued with his fiery spirit, his sharp gaze, and the emotion inherent in his books that catapulted him to the pinnacle of European intellectual circles. Through his film, the experienced documentary filmmaker François Caillat introduces us anew, and from within, to the great and particularly beloved in Greece, Édouard Louis.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: François Caillat
Cinematography: Jean-Baptiste Delahaye, Laurent Fénard
Editing: Emmanuel Manzano
Sound: Jean-Marie Daleux, Stephan Bauer, Christian Vignal, Déborah Drelon
Production: Tempo films, Acqua alta, Le Fresnoy, Pictanovo
Producers: Jacqueline Sigaar, Hortense Quitard, Christophe Gougeon
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 75'
Contact: Outplay Films

François Caillat


2004 L’Affaire Valérie
2012 Une Jeunesse Amoureuse
2014 Foucault contre lui-même
2017 Espérance
2018 Triptyque russe
2023 The Many Lives of Édouard Louis