AMANDA

A film by Mikhaël Hers

Cast : Vincent Lacoste, Stacy Martin, Isaure Multrier

2018 / drama / France / 106’ / Color / status : completed / French / long feature-film

David, who gets by doing odd jobs, meets Lena, who has just moved up to Paris, and falls in love. But soon after, his life is brutally interrupted by the sudden death of his sister. Beyond the shock, and the pain, David now finds himself alone with his young niece Amanda to care for.

By the director of THIS SUMMER FEELING (Rotterdam 2016, Official Selection) and MEMORY LANE (Locarno 2010, Official Selection)

Production: Nord Ouest

French distribution: Pyramide

Production : Nord-Ouest Films

French distribution: Pyramide

Press

“Vincent Lacoste is irresistible in Mikhaël Hers's tender, airy study of a young Parisian learning to care for his orphaned niece. A nourishingly classical tear-jerker as well as a glowing valentine to Paris’s endurance in the age of modern terrorism. Vincent Lacoste has grown one of contemporary French cinema’s great faces.”

Variety

“AMANDA is immensely touching in the way it bridges minor-key sketchiness and full-on contemplation of the human condition. An involving and typically graceful piece with a terrifically likeable central performance by Vincent Lacoste. Mikhaël Hers is one of the better-kept secrets in current French cinema.”

Screen

“A calm, healing film with utterly heartfelt, honest and sympathetic performances and a pleasingly emphatic emotional climax.”

The Guardian

“A quietly moving celebration of human resilience with subtle, sensitive lead performances from Lacoste and Multrier, who has a rare easy naturalism for such a young performer.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“Vincent Lacoste is perfectly cast.”

Cineuropa

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