Thursday, January 30, 2014
Les garçons et Guillaume, à table (Me, Myself and Mum) by Guillaume Gallienne, 2013
with Guillaume Gallienne, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian, Nanou Garcia (Tout Ce Qui Brille - All That Glitters), Diane Kruger (Mr. Nobody), Yves Jacques
French actor Guillaume Gallienne plays himself in a memoir that begins in his childhood and details his early self-identification as a female. He eventually identifies as gay, but "comes out" as heterosexual when he meets the female love of his life.
This is an interesting movie. I think the title in English helps understand it is definitely about Guillaume Gallienne, and his obsession with himself and his mum. But once you pass that, this is a very interesting movie about identity, rejection and assimilation, with a high dose of humor, wittiness, and intelligent turn out, with a wise outcome. If it feels like a play, it is because it originally was. Doesn't change much how good the movie is.