Credit: Shanna Besson
by M.G. Mailloux Featured Film

Brother and Sister — Arnaud Desplechin

March 10, 2023

Somewhere along the line, not all that long ago, Arnaud Desplechin ceased to be a marketable name in the U.S. film biz. While certainly never a properly, consistently lauded figure over here, the now-62-year-old French auteur and Cannes mainstay has nevertheless found audiences via the likes of IFC and Magnolia, who put out his last film, Ismael’s Ghost, to get U.S. distribution. That was six years ago now, and in the time since, Desplechin has released two more features (the misunderstood procedural Oh Mercy! and the pokey, elliptical Philip Roth adaptation Deception), a television miniseries (En thérapie), and directed (and filmed) a production of Angels in America for Comédie-Française, though none of these have found their way to American audiences.

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Published as part of InRO Weekly — Volume 1, Issue 10.