Lost Illusions: Xavier Giannoli’s Version of Balzac’s Novel

Xavier Giannoli directed Lost Illusions (working title, Comédie humaine) a French drama from screenplay by Giannoli and Jacques Fieschi, based upon the famous novel Illusions perdues by Balzac.

It stars Benjamin Voisin, Xavier Dolan, Vincent Lacoste, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu and Jeanne Balibar.

World premiering at the 78th Venice Film Festival, it was released in France on October 20, 2021, by Gaumont.

Benjamin Voisin as Lucien de Rubempré
Xavier Dolan as Raoul Nathan
Vincent Lacoste
Cécile de France
Gérard Depardieu
Jeanne Balibar
André Marcon
Jean-François Stévenin
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
Salomé Dewaels