38^ Lovers Film Festival


by Olivier Peyon
Country: France
Year: 2022
Duration: 98'

Novelist Stéphane Belcourt has agreed to sponsor the bicentenary of a famous cognac: it’s the perfect opportunity to go back in time to where he grew up. After meeting Lucas, the son of his first love, he will have to relive a fundamental part of his life. He will be overcome by a stream of memories: an uncontrollable desire, bodies that come together, a passion that must be silenced. And this is because when they were 17 they couldn’t express their love for each other. Inspired by Philippe Besson’s masterpiece, Lie with me, a heart-breaking tale of a painful past, where memory recalls a long-lost youth.


film director

Olivier Peyon

Olivier Peyon (1969, France) debuted in 1996 with the short film Promis, juré, which was followed by Jingle Bells (1997), selected for the Venice festival, À tes amours (2001) and Claquage après étirements (2002). In 2006 he wrote and directed his first feature film, Les petites vacances, then the documentary How I Came to Hate Math (2013), nominated for Premio César, Une vie ailleurs (2017), Latifa, le coeur au combat (co-directed by Cyril Brody), Tokyo Shaking (2021) and Arrête avec tes mensonges (2022).


& Credits

Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Olivier Peyon, Vincent Poymiro, Arthur Cahn, Cecilia Rouaud
Montaggio/Editing Damien Maestraggi
Fotografia/Photography Martin Rit
Scenografia/Production Design Clémence Ney
Suono/Sound Olivier Dandré
Musica/Music Thylacine & Bravinsan
Interpreti/Cast Guillaume De Tonquédec, Victor Belmondo, Guilaine Londez, Jérémy Gillet, Julien De Saint Jean, Pierre-Alain Chapuis, Cyril Couton, Marilou Gallais
Produttore/Producer Anthony Doncque, Miléna Poylo & Gilles Sacuto
Produzione/Production TS Productions
Vendite internazionali/World Sales Be For Film