CANNES 2012 – Winner – Directors’ Fortnight Award – Noemie Lvovsky
CESAR AWARDS, FRANCE 2013 – Nominated for 13 Awards, inc. Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor
Noémie Lvovsky directs, co-writes and stars as Camille, a 40-year-old Parisian drowning in alcoholic anguish after splitting up from her former childhood sweetheart Éric (Samir Guesmi) after 25 happy years together. In the depths of her boozy despair, at a snowy New Year’s Eve party in 2008, she experiences a kind of fairy tale flashback and wakes up in 1985. She is attending school, her late mother is alive still and she has a bright yellow portable cassette player buzzing with cheesy 1980s Europop hits.
Fate, it seems, has granted Camille a second chance. With the wisdom of hindsight, she struggles to rewrite history, resisting classmate Éric’s advances to save her adult self from future heartbreak. But destiny is not so easily persuaded and Camille eventually comes to learn that some life choices can be changed while others must simply be embraced.
Also featuring French favourites Jean-Pierre Léaud (Jules and Jim) and Mathieu Almaric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble) is a universal story of love, regret and second chances – a charming and effervescent blend of Peggy Sue Got Married, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Back to the Future.
“A wry Gallic twist on Back To The Future or Peggy Sue Got Married, it’s effortlessly charming and emotionally engaging.”
The Hollywood Reporter
|Coarse language and brief nudity|