France 2017 | 114 minutes | French | Hebrew, English subtitles
Ismael (Mathieu Amalric) is a film director whose real life develops into a complex cinematic plot. He’s romantically involved with Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsbourg), an astrophysicist who fascinates him, but still grieving the loss of Carlotta (Marion Cotillard), an old flame who disappeared mysteriously twenty years prior. When Sylvia attempts to leave, Ismael must choose between the two and find an ending to the story. Arnaud Desplechin (My Golden Days), one of France’s leading contemporary directors, continues to fascinate with his unique cinematic style in this sophisticated, surprising film that showcases an exemplary cast. Ismael’s Ghosts opened this year’s Cannes Film Festival.