French actor Laurent Lafitte is heading to Perth to take part in a special Q&A screening of SEE YOU UP THERE during the Alliance Française French Film Festival.
Lafitte (Boomerang, AF FFF2016) will be joined by festival artistic director Philippe Platel at Cinema Paradiso on Thursday, March 15 where they will take part in a Q&A following the 6.20pm screening hosted by 6PR film critic Mark Naglazas.
Described as a "pure cinematic prowess" by The Hollywood Reporter, SEE YOU UP THERE is an epic crime drama adapted from the best-selling, award-winning novel by France’s answer to James Ellroy, Pierre Lemaitre.
As writer, director, star and narrator, Albert Dupontel (In Harmony, AF FFF2016; The First, the Last, AF FFF2017) is Albert Maillard, a rank-and-file French infantryman battling to survive trench warfare as WWI comes to its conclusion. In a horrific final sortie, Maillard is almost buried alive by debris and his comrade Édouard Péricourt (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM in this year’s Festival) is horribly disfigured after being hit by mortar fire.
Péricourt becomes addicted to morphine during his convalescence and, living behind elaborate masks to hide his disfigurement, concocts a plan with Maillard to sell phony monuments to French towns honouring their dead; an undertaking that will prove as dangerous as it is stunning.
With Lafitte (Boomerang, AF FFF2016) playing the sadistic Captain Pradelle and Niels Arestrup as Péricourt’s estranged father, See You Up There is an awe-inspiringly lavish 1920s period thriller with a production budget to match. Fans of Lemaitre’s crime writing will not be disappointed.
Lafitte is known for playing the role of Antoine in Little White Lies and received a César Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Paul Verhoeven's 2016 thriller Elle.
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