Le Brio – Film from France


Genre Comedy
Director Yvan Attal
Screenplay Yaël Langmann, Victor Saint Macary, Yvan Attal, Noé Debré, Bryan Marciano
Starring Daniel Auteuil, Camélia Jordana, Yasin Houicha, Nozha Khouadra
Length 95 min
Country France
US release CT Premiere

Friday, April 27 – 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
(Educational screening & VIP Pass)
Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT

Synopsis
Neïla Salah grew up in the Paris banlieue of Créteil, dreaming of becoming a lawyer. On her first day at the prestigious Université D’Assas in Paris, she faces off with Pierre Mazard, a teacher known for his outrageous and provocative behavior. To redeem himself, the professor agrees to prepare Neïla for the prestigious contest of eloquence. Pierre could become the mentor she needs… But they must both overcome their prejudices. The script was inspired by the annual rhetoric competitions held in France’s most prestigious law schools, where students are invited to plead on a wide range of subjects in the most eloquent and imaginative way possible.

Note on French language: “le brio -nom masculin, éclat brillant dans la conversation” means eloquence.

SELECT AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

César Awards 2018
Most Promising Actress: Camélia Jordana WINNER
Nominations
Best film: Le Brio
Best Actor: Daniel Auteuil
Lumiere Awards 2018
Nominations
Best Actor: Daniel Auteuil
Most Promising Actress: Camélia Jordana

REVIEWS

“Yvan Attal réussit un film magnifique, une comédie diablement bien charpentée, nourrie de dialogues ciselés et loin d’être politiquement anodine.”
“Yvan Attal makes a beautiful film, a well built comedy with precise dialogues and far from being politically innocuous.”
– France Télévision

Polished in a very Hollywood sense- Attal even uses the same opening Marvin Gaye song as J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year – the film flies by at an efficient 95 minutes and is saddled with a strong
technical package, including widescreen cinematography from Remy Chevrin (Love Songs) that steeps the action in a fair amount of shadow and grain.
– The Hollywood Reporter