Mathieu Amalric in First Trailer for Benoît Jacquot's Film 'Never Ever'

September 13, 2016
Source: YouTube

Never Ever Trailer

"How long have you been here?" Alfama Films has debuted an official trailer for the French drama Never Ever, adapted from Don DeLillo's novel The Body Artist, directed by French filmmaker Benoît Jacquot. The film is playing at the Toronto Film Festival now and just premiered at the Venice Film Festival before this. Mathieu Amalric stars as a "self-centered" filmmaker who falls for a beautiful body artist performing at the same gallery where his own film is screening. He runs off with her to his mansion and starts a passionate love affair, but of course their romance doesn't last. Also starring the lovely Julia Roy as Laura, Jeanne Balibar, Victória Guerra and Elmano Sancho. This seems like yet another French romantic film with passion and desire and beauty driving the story, though I'm curious if there is some weird, freaky twist in it.

Here's the first festival trailer (+ poster) for Benoît Jacquot's Never Ever, from TIFF's YouTube (via TFS):

Never Ever Poster

The film swirls around a self-centred filmmaker (Mathieu Amalric) who, during a screening of one of his films, wanders into an adjoining gallery and becomes mesmerized by a young performance artist (Julia Roy). Dumping his leading lady and long-time lover, Rey embarks on a wild and delirious affair with the equally willing Laura, who jumps on the back of his motorcycle and rides with him into instantaneous love. Holed up in Rey's remote country mansion, the couple appears to have found bliss — until, one day, Laura is disturbed by strange noises that turn out to be a prelude to disconcerting developments. The dreamlike world the two have constructed slowly begins to come apart. Never Ever, or À jamais, is directed by French filmmaker Benoît Jacquot (The Untouchable, Deep in the Woods, Farewell My Queen, 3 Hearts, Diary of a Chambermaid). The screenplay is adapted by Julia Roy, based on Don DeLillo's novel. The film just premiered at this year's Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, but doesn't have a US release date.

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  • El_MUERkO
    a french movie about old french men banging willing hot young french women which attempts to add depth and meaning to being a horny old dude
    • You just described most of French romantic cinema. 😉
      • El_MUERkO
        that's what is was going for, should of added 'quelle surprise' at the end of that statement :)
      • That's not true. french movies are 50% about sex and 50% about food. The other 50% are about food and sex.
    • shiboleth
      You described it like something bad. That's just good cinema ...
    • Nash
      You just described most of our lives, besides the banging part of course...
  • shiboleth
    Mathieu Amalric is a passionate actor. Makes me watch films he's in. And although I am not fully interested in this, it still looks good...
    • Did you watch "Un Prophete" shiboleth ?
      • shiboleth
        No, I did not, tarek. However, I do sense a recommendation ... And I sense it as a good thing, right? Just to tell you, I know about that film and, honestly, I wait for someone to tell me it's good and worth of attention ...
        • It's good and it's worth your attention. ;D
          • shiboleth
            Thanks tarek, I'll check it out ...
  • Bo
    Yea, there seems to be some kind of weird twist or something that's happening towards the end of the trailer. I found it intriguing and beyond just another French romance movie. I do like Mathieu Amalric a lot so I'll keep an eye out. Thanks, Alex, as always.
    Not Ever!!




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