Young journalist Gauthier learns from his mother that he's the illegitimate son of French pop singer Guy Jamet. Once famous but now aging, Jamet is back in the limelight promoting a new cover album. Gauthier thus 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.
"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"
"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"