62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

London, 1987. Philip is a famous American writer living in exile in London. His mistress comes regularly to see him in his office, a refuge for the two lovers. They make love here, they argue, they reconcile and talk for hours – about the women who mark out his life, about sex, anti-semitism, literature, and about remaining true to oneself. Arnaud Desplechin returns with a powerful, haunting story of sex and loyalty, love and deceit, adapted from Philip Roth’s bold autobiographical novel exploring the world of adulterous intimacy.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Arnaud Desplechin
Script: Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr, Philip Roth (novel)
Cinematography: Yorick Le Saux
Editing: Laurence Briaud
Sound: Daniel Sobrino, Sylvain Malbrant, Emmanuel Croset
Music: Grégoire Hetzel
Actors: Denis Podalydès, Léa Seydoux, Emmanuelle Devos, Anouk Grinberg
Production: Why Not Productions
Producers: Pascal Caucheteux
Costumes: Jürgen Doering
Production Design: Toma Baqueni
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: France
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 102'
Contact: WIld Bunch International

Arnaud Desplechin

Arnaud Desplechin became an official competitor at Cannes with The Sentinel, his first feature film. He then made My Sex Life... or How I Got into an Argument, which introduced a new generation of actors. The artists in his films have regularly been awarded the most prestigious prizes, notably the 61st Festival de Cannes Prize for Catherine Deneuve in A Christmas Tale. In 2016 he won the César for Best Director for his film My Golden Days. He recently directed his first theater play, August Strindberg's The Father at the Comédie Française, to great acclaim. A retrospective of his work was presented in the 56th Thessaloniki IFF.


1991 La Vie des morts (short)
1992 The Sentinel
1996 My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument
2003 Playing “In the Company of Men”
2004 Kings and Queen
2007 The Beloved (doc)
2015 My Golden Days
2019 Oh Mercy!
2021 Deception