Alex Lutz / 2017, Cannes, Hamburg, FNC - Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montreal, France Odeon - Festival de Cinéma Français Florence, Morelia / 101'
Young journalist Gauthier learns from his mother that he's the illegitimate son of once famous but now aging French pop singer Guy Jamet, who is back in the limelight promoting a new cover album. Motivated by the need to know this man, Gauthier poses as a documentary filmmaker seeking to accompany Jamet on tour, following his unwitting father on the road, behind the scenes and on-stage as he revels in nostalgic moments from his heyday.
Guy is an ebullient mockumentary that blends humor and heart to interrogate fame, youth and the passing of time. Alex Lutz's second film premiered at Cannes' Semaine de la Critique, Hamburg, Morelia, FNC - Festival du Nouveau Cinéma.
"A sparkling, ironic salute to age and passing time"
- Deborah Young, Cannes Review, The Hollywood Reporter
"We do not know what to admire most: the accuracy of the pastiches, the sobriety with which Lutz recourses to period documents…or, in a more ambitious register, his attempt to seize before a certain way of being a man before it disappears"
- Thomas Sotinel, Film Review, Le Monde [fr]
"Alex Lutz is brilliant… The comedian, director and actor delivers a breathtaking performance in his second feature film, presented at the closing of Critics' Week in Cannes… Guy arouses laughter, but is not a comedy. It is rather a melancholy and moving reflection on a man who knows that his youth is behind him, but does not intend to give up"
- Nathalie Simon, Film Review, Le Figaro [fr]
"Time passes around a character in a parable that ridiculous if not ultimately quite touching… an absolute success"
- Jean-Francois Lixon, Film Review, Culturebox [fr]
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