Cannes Film Fest 2019: La Belle Epoque, starring Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, and Fanny Ardant

The 101 Studios have acquired the US rights to director Nicolas Bedos’ La Belle Epoque starring Daniel Auteuil, Guillaume Canet, Dora Tillier, Fanny Ardant, and Pierre Arditi.

The film premiered in Cannes and Toronto to glowing reviews. Bedos was most recently the recipient of the Variety’s “Directors To Watch” award.

La Belle Epoque is slated for a Spring 2020 US theatrical release.

La Belle Epoque was released by Pathe Films in France on November 6, 2019 and continues its successful run with over 1.3M admissions (approximately 8M USD). The film is also enjoying success in other European countries like Italy where it has made over 1.7M USD so far.

“We were struck by Nicolas’ touching yet sharp-minded take on a romantic comedy and the impeccable performance given by Daniel Auteuil, who continues to be a tenacious force in French cinema. We’re simply delighted to give this film a platform for American audiences to discover it,” said David Glasser, CEO.

La Belle Epoque is a mind-bending comedy about the travails of romance and the irresistible allure of the past. Disillusioned sexagenarian cartoonist Victor has lost his job and is on the outs with his wife Marianne when enterprising entrepreneur Antoine approaches him with an intriguing proposition-the chance to revisit the glory days of his youth, and his relationship, by traveling back through time. Intrigued, the avowed technophobe hires Antoine’s virtual reality company to return him to May 16, 1974, the day he met Marianne in a cafĂ© in Lyon, and soon finds himself drawn to Margo, the actress playing the younger incarnation of his spouse.