From Director, Alain Resnais, the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient from the Cannes Film Festival.

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Synopsis: Based on two works by the playwright Jean Anouilh,You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet opens with a who’s-who of French acting royalty (including Mathieu Amalric, Michel Piccoli and frequent Resnais muse Sabine Azema) being summoned to the reading of a late playwright’s last will and testament.

There, the playwright (Denis Podalydes) appears on a TV screen from beyond the grave and asks his erstwhile collaborators to evaluate a recording of an experimental theater company performing his Eurydice–a play they themselves all appeared in over the years. But as the video unspools, instead of watching passively, these seasoned thespians begin acting out the text alongside their youthful avatars, looking back into the past rather like mythic Orpheus himself.

Gorgeously shot by cinematographer Eric Gautier on stylized sets that recall the French poetic realism of the 1930s, You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet is an alternately wry and wistful valentine to actors and the art of performance from a director long fascinated by the intersection of life, theater and cinema.

Genre

Drama

Language

French with English Subtitles

Starring

Mathieu Amalric ... Mathieu Amalric/M. Henri
Pierre Arditi ... Pierre Arditi/Orphée #1
Sabine Azéma ... Sabine Azéma/Eurydice #1
Jean-Noël Brouté ... Jean-Noël Brouté/Mathias
Anne Consigny ... Anne Consigny/Eurydice #2
Anny Duperey ... Anny Duperey/La mère
Hippolyte Girardot ... Hippolyte Girardot/Dulac
Gérard Lartigau ... Gérard Lartigau/Le petit régisseur
Michel Piccoli ... Michel Piccoli/Le père
Denis Podalydès de la Comédie Française¹ ... Antoine d'Anthac
Michel Robin ... Michel Robin/Le garçon de café
Andrzej Seweryn de la Comédie Française¹ ... Marcellin
Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc ... Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc/Le secrétaire du commissaire
Michel Vuillermoz de la Comédie Française¹ ... Michel Vuillermoz/Vincent
Lambert Wilson ... Lambert Wilson/Orphée #2
Vimala Pons ... Eurydice (Compagnie de la Colombe)
Sylvain Dieuaide ... Orphée (Compagnie de la Colombe)
Fulvia Collongues ... La mère (Compagnie de la Colombe)
Vincent Chatraix ... Le père (Compagnie de la Colombe)
Jean-Christophe Folly ... Monsieur Henri (Compagnie de la Colombe)
Vladimir Consigny ... Mathias (Compagnie de la Colombe)
Laurent Ménoret ... Vincent (Compagnie de la Colombe)
Lyn Thibault ... La jeune fille et le garçon de café (Compagnie de la Colombe)
Gabriel Dufay ... Le garçon d'hôtel (Compagnie de la Colombe)

Directed by

Alain Resnais

Written by

Adaptation: Alex Reval and Laurent Herbiet
Plays: "Eurydice" and "Cher Antoine ou l'amour raté" Jean Anouilh

Produced by

Jean-Louis Livi

Awards

Nominated: Palm d'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Champs-Elysées Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: New York Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Mar del Plata Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Portland International Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection: Wisconsin Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection: COLCOA Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2013
Official Selection: Vancouver International Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection: St. Louis International Film Festival, 2013

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Country of Origin

France / Germany

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