Garçon chiffon is directed and written by — as well as starring — Nicolas Maury, who I only knew from Knife+Heart. He plays Jérémie, an actor whose career and love setbacks cause him to move back home to live with his mother Bernadette (Nathalie Baye).
You know how Lucio Fulci hated actors? Well, he wasn’t wrong.
I kid, I kid.
Meyer goes from losing that film role and getting thrown out of his boyfriend’s apartment — well, the guy may have been cheating on him — and back home, where he attends the funeral of his father, who has just committed suicide by shotgun. Perhaps having a multiple gun salute was not the best of ideas for the funeral, huh?
Can our hero win back his lover? Or will he just flirt with other men? The one thing that I can agree with this movie is that a dog can definitely make your life better.
I understand that a French art film that has a lot to stay about depression may not be in my wheelhouse, which is usually films in which clergy members turn into possessed beings, but if this is more your speed, you’ll like this. Maybe this is a blind spot for me.
As of February 25, this is playing on video on demand from Altered Innocence, as well as the following theaters: