Film Screening: Lost Illusions (Illusions Perdues)
Campus Arts Event
Film Screening: Lost Illusions (Illusions Perdues)
Follow the story of Lucien, a young unknown poet in 19th-century France, in this film screening of Lost Illusions (Illusions Perdues).
Buell Hall – Columbia Maison Française
April 20, 2023 | 7:00 pm
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Film Details

Lost Illusions (Illusions Perdues)
dir. Xavier Giannoli, 2021, 149 minutes

Lost Illusions received fifteen nominations at the 47th César Awards, winning in seven categories, including best film and best male newcomer.

Artist Details

Xavier Giannoli is a French film director, screenwriter and producer. In 2010, he was named a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.


Buell Hall - Maison Française
515 W. 116th Street
New York, NY

About The Event

The film will be shown in French with English subtitles.

Lucien is a young unknown poet in 19th-century France. He has great expectations and wants to forge a destiny. He leaves the family printing business in his native province to try his luck in Paris, on the arm of his protector. Soon left to his own devices in the fabulous city, the young man will discover the backstage of a world dedicated to the law of profit and pretense. A human comedy where everything is bought and sold, literature as well as the press, politics as well as feelings, reputations as well as souls. He will love, he will suffer, and survive his illusions.

For more information about this screening, please visit the event website.

Image: Poster artwork for Lost Illusions (Illusions Perdues)