C’est la Vie – Le sens de la fête

Genre Comedy
Directors Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Screenplay Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Starring Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne
Length 177 min
Countries Belgium, Canada, France
US release CT Premiere

Saturday April, 28 – 6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT

C’est la vie! (Le sens de la fête) is a 2017 comedy directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano. Retiring caterer Max Angélique, played by Jean-Pierre Bacri, is catering the last wedding of his long career. The event is set in a 17th-century French chateau, where every conceivable nightmare that could happen is going to happen. From the earliest preparations to the crack of dawn, we live the evening from behind the scenes, along with Max’s staff, who are forced to count on the one thing they have in common: knowing how to throw a good party. Aided by the directors’ use of documentary-style camera work and unique jazz music to complement the rising tension of the wedding, Max brings the audience along in his desperate attempt to keep everything together.

César Awards 2018
Best Sound Editing: Pascal Armant, Sélim Azzazi, Jean-Paul Hurier
Best Film: C’est la vie
Best Supporting actor: Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne
Most Promising Actress: Eye Haïdara
Best Editing: Dorian Rigal Ansous
Best Original Screenplay: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Best Actor: Jean-Pierre Bacri
Best Director: Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache
Most Promising Actor: Benjamin Lavernhe

Lumiere Awards 2018
Best Film: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Best Actor: Jean-Pierre Bacri
Best Screenplay: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
Most Promising Actress: Eye Haïdara

SELECT FILMOGRAPHY Jean-Pierre Bacri – Actor
C’est la vie 2016
Back in Business 2016
The Very Private Life of Mister Sim 2015
The Night Clerk 2010
Le goût des autres 2000

“C’est la vie” is an impressively fast succession of sketches. But it is also a story of solidarity full of tenderness and humanity.”
-Le Parisien