Cannes: Directors' Fortnight Announces Arnaud Desplechin's 'My Golden Years'

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'My Golden Years' star Mathieu Amalric

The film had been tipped for a main competition berth but will run in the sidebar.

Arnaud Desplechin's latest film, My Golden Years, will run this year as part of the Directors' Fortnight sidebar.

"With pride and enthusiasm, we are thrilled to announce the presentation of My Golden Years, the last feature directed by Arnaud Desplechin — maybe his best and most moving film," said artistic director Edouard Waintrop.

It is scheduled for French release May 20 and had been tipped to be part of the main competition but was not on the list when announced yesterday.

During the press conference, Cannes Film Festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux said that his focus was making way for new talent this year, and Desplechin has already been in the main lineup several times.

Desplechin has had titles appear in the main competition five times, beginning in 1992 with La Sentinelle. His last competition film was Jimmy P., starring Benecio Del Toro and Mathieu Amalric in 2013.

My Golden Years stars Amalric, Quentin Dolmaire and Lou Roy-Lecollinet. The film is considered a prequel to 1996's My Sex Life … or How I Got Into an Argument.

My Golden Years will be screened on May 15.

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