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Reinventing Marvin

Marvin ou la belle Ă©ducation



A young man determined to reinvent his life leaves everything behind on his quest for self-realization.

Written by Anne Fontaine and Pierre Trividic

Directed by

Anne Fontaine


Finnegan Oldfield (A Woman's Life, Heal the Living, Nocturama, Cowboys)
Isabelle Huppert MULTI AWARDED ACTRESS (Elle, Valley of Love, Amour, The Piano Teacher)
Vincent Macaigne (Agnus Dei)
Grégory Gadebois César Award Winner - Most Promising Actor (Delicieux, Night Shift, An Officer and a Spy)
Catherine Salée (Standing Tall, Two Days, One Night, Blue is the Warmest Color)
Jules Porier
Charles Berling (Elle, What's in a Name)
Catherine Mouchet


Philippe Carcassone - Ciné@, Pierre-Alexandre Schwab - P.A.S Productions and Jean-Louis Livi - F Comme Film

2017 / Original language: French / Color / 1.66 / 5.1 / available in hd & 2k

Martin Clement, born Marvin Bijou, has escaped.
He has escaped a little village in the countryside. He has escaped his family, his father's tyranny and his mother's resignation. He has escaped intolerance, rejection and the bullying he suffered from being singled out as "different." Against all odds, he has found allies. First Madeleine Clement, the middle school principal who introduced him to theater and whose name he will later adopt as a symbol of his salvation. Then Abel Pinto, his mentor and role model, who will encourage him to tell his story on stage. Finally, Isabelle Huppert will help him get his show produced and bring it to life. Marvin/Martin will risk everything to create this show that represents so much more than success: it is his path to re-invention.

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ANNE FONTAINE & PIERRE TRIVIDIC (CESAR AWARD - Best Adapted Screenplay for Lady Chatterley)

YVES ANGELO(Winner of 3 CESAR AWARDS for Germinal, All the Mornings of the World, Nocturne Indien


Outfest 2018
Best Director for Anne Fontaine

Venice International Film Festival 2017
Queer Lion Award

Elle Magazine 2017
Award of the Jury

BFI London Film Festival 2017


"Actuely observed, beautifully played”
“A glossy melodrama”
“The film makes an emotive case for applause”

"Emotionally poignant moments”
“Oldfield is particularly a revelation here”
“Cast is strong - Huppert is perfect”
The Hollywood Reporter

“A riveting Finnegan Oldfield”
“A very fine cast”
“The crafted puzzle pieces fall into place”

“The filmmaker very skilfully weaves a tale where the actors deliver exceptional performances”
“A feature film masterful and moving”

"An overwhelming success"
Focus Le Vif (Belgium)

"The French Billy Elliot"
Corriere della sera (Italy)

"Finnegan Oldfield is brilliant"
“Intense and moving”
“A poignant story of upward mobility"
Konbini (France)

"It must be seen"
"This film is a gem"
"Superbly conceived, created and acted"
London Film Festival 2017

"A pinnacle of troubling ambiguity"
Studio Ciné Live

"A deeply moving coming-of-age story"

“A deeply moving must-see film, for its many emotionally charged subjects as well as its unforgettable characters."
Le Blog du Cinéma

Finnegan Oldfield, "wonderful: the most gifted actor of his generation"

Jules Porier : "Stunningly graceful"

Gregory Gadebois: "Immense"
Studio Cinelive

Vincent Macaigne: "Excellent"
Le Point.fr

Catherine Mouchet:"Shines as a school principal with vision"

Charles Berling: "Impeccable"
La Croix

Isabelle Huppert: "Glows with warmth"
Le Monde.fr

"A striking film"
France 3

"Finely-tuned dialogue and an impeccable performance by Finnegan Oldfield"
Paris Match

"A rude and sometimes troubling film, but filled with passion - the love Anne Fontaine has for all of its characters"


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