‘Look at Me’ (Comme Une Image) a French film with an emotional tale depicting a difficult relationship between father and daughter will be screened at Alliance Francaise at 3.00 pm on Tuesday May 5 and 6.30 pm on Wednesday May 6.
Directed by Agnès Jaoui the film, a winner of Cannnes revolves around Lolita (Marilou Berry) a 20 years old, over-weight and under-confident. Like all ‘children’, she is desperate for attention and wapproval from her father Etienne (Jean-Pierre Bacri) who is divorced from her mother.
Etienne is monstrously egocentric, as a successful novelist surrounded by friends who indulge his unpleasantness and pander to his every whim, he has no discernible need to treat his daughter - or even his beautiful young wife Karine (Virginie Desarnauts) - with either respect or kindness. Into this tangled web over the course of one summer fall Sylvia (Agnès Jaoui), Lolita’s singing teacher, her husband Pierre (Laurent Grévill) whose writing is admired by Etienne, and Sébastien (Keine Bouhiza), a young man whom Lolita meets by chance in the street....
Winner of the Best Screenplay award at Cannes, Comme Une Image explores notions of self-image, the misplaced perceptions we have of others, the corrupting influence of fame, and above all the way in which the ties that bind us can so easily work to hold us back. It boasts an ensemble of excellent performances and a superb classical score.