Mathieu Amalric & Marion Cotillard in First 'Ismael's Ghosts' Trailer

April 20, 2017
Source: DailyMotion

Ismael's Ghosts Trailer

"C'est moi!" Another teaser for the Cannes Film Festival! Kicking off the 70th edition of the festival this May is this film, Ismael's Ghost (or Les fantômes d'Ismaël), from French director Arnaud Desplechin (of My Golden Days). The film stars Mathieu Amalric as a filmmaker named Ismael, who is just about to begin shooting his next feature. However, his long lost former lover suddenly shows up out of nowhere, freaking him out, sending him into a metnal "tailspin". Marion Cotillard plays his former lover, and Charlotte Gainsbourg plays his current lover, who also freaks out. The rest of the cast includes Louis Garrel, Alba Rohrwacher, Hippolyte Girardot, & Samir Guesmi. This looks really good, I'm very curious about it.

Here's the first trailer for Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael's Ghost, from DailyMotion (via The Playlist):

Ismael's Ghosts

Ismaël Vuillard makes films. He is in the middle of one about Ivan, an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. Along with Bloom, his master and father-in-law, Ismaël still mourns the death of Carlotta, twenty years earlier. Yet he has started his life over again with Sylvia. Sylvia is his light. Then Carlotta returns from the dead. Sylvia runs away. Ismaël rejects Carlotta. Driven mad by these ordeals, he abandons the shoot for his family home in Roubaix. There, he lives as a recluse, besieged by his ghosts. Ismael's Ghost is directed by French filmmaker Arnaud Desplechin, of the films Esther Kahn, The Beloved, A Christmas Tale, Jimmy P., and My Golden Days previously. The script is by Arnaud Desplechin, Léa Mysius, and Julie Peyr. This will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival coming up. No US release date has been set. Thoughts?

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  • Marcin
    Is there a subtitled version of this?
  • Pass.
    • BigJohnson
      scared off by the hot chick?
      • If you find Charlotte Gainsbourg hot, then you have a serious issue with your sexuality...
        • BigJohnson
          Marion Cotillard genius...but I guess your gayness overlooked her
          • Marion...Yeah. Well, I'm not into her (literally and figuratively. But I'm happy you fantasize on her. Reminds me of a friend who lost her teeth but is still capable of drooling on a beefsteak when he sees one. Nothing personal of course.
          • Bo
            Now, now I chuckle at your witty retorts I really, strongly, disagree with you. This is not the first time we've had our disagreements with regards to our preferences to actresses. If I may remind you of our discussions that I prefer Isabelle Huppert while you prefer Jodie Foster. I'm still trying to figure that one However, these two actresses, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard, are and have been two favorites of mine along with Naomi Watts for a good while now. My top four actresses of today actually. Now, I'm not discussing their sexual attractiveness here, but all have certainly displayed that quality in their careers. Perhaps Cotillard and Watts still have the stimulating quality about them for me... I just like their talent, their watchability, their personas and mannerisms on film. Plus, in my opinion, all four are the best going in films these days. So there!! Oh, I also really like this lead actor, Mathieu Amalric, a lot too. There would be no sexuality issues here with my appreciating his talents as an actor though...I might add...though I don't suppose there would be anything wrong with that...just not my cup of gator.
          • Hey Bo. I was paying him with his own coin. ;D As for Cotillard, she's definitely talented, although not the kind of women that can make me loose my restraint. I prefer women with baby faces. ;D I think it's written somewhere in our genes which kind of women we are attracted to, for some genetic reason that our reason ignores... I like Matthieu Almaric. He's the French Gary Oldman.
          • Bo
            Ha...'paying him with his own coin'...great phrase that I hardly ever hear...well done! We can't lose our restraint now, can we? Gotta keep a grip when it comes to the women, I do really like Ms. Cotillard. I especially liked her in the Ridley Scott movie she did with Russell Crowe...A Good Life I believe is the title...nice little movie and a change in direction for Scott. So that's it, eh? It's in our genes somewhere. Reminds me of a very good buddy of mine when we used to go bar hopping in the good ole days. He liked his women a bit chubby with larger breasts and I liked them thin, with smaller breasts like a ballet dancer. It worked for us as we never fought over I said...I like Matthieu Almaric, but I'm not sure I've ever seen him match Oldman's great line in The Professional when he screams 'I MEAN EVERYONE'!!! He seems a bit more intense to me than Cheers!
    Looks decent. Who would blame Matty if he returned to Marion.
  • shiboleth
    Charlotte Gainsbourg is an interesting and quite unusual actress, but I like her. Marilon Cotillard works without saying but what I really like seeing here is Mathieu Amalric. He had some interesting roles in past and I am looking forward to see it, definitely ...




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