LOS ANGELES – Celebrated as an “unmistakable masterpiece” (The Nation), MY GOLDEN DAYS arrives on DVD and Digital HD July 12 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. From Director Arnaud Desplechin (A Christmas Tale, Kings & Queen), Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel) reprises the role of Paul Dédalus from Desplechin’s My Sex Life…Or How I Got into an Argument to which he experiences a series of flashbacks – most notably on his first heart-wrenching love affair.
In “one of the director’s most heartfelt and accessible titles in years” (The Hollywood Reporter), Quentin Dolmaire and Lou Roy-LeCollinet deliver stunning performances as the young Paul and Esther in their first film debut. MY GOLDEN DAYS reflects on the seemingly unforgettable romance shared between the two young lovers as they attempt to salvage their relationship despite the distance that keeps them apart as Paul attends University, their shifting circles of friends and betrayal. Although an unlikely pair, both Esther and Paul compensate for one another: Esther serves as the brutally honest, sometimes haughty counterpart, while Paul remains the understanding and forgiving sense of security she’s always sought after. As Paul reflects on his formative years, his emotions run rampant and prove that Esther has left a deep impression on his heart that not even time can erase.
Special features include a discussion with Director Arnaud Desplechin, a behind-the-scenes look at the casting session for Paul and Esther, and a sit down with the cast of MY GOLDEN DAYS. The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $29.98 and $26.98, respectively.
MY GOLDEN DAYS is the story of Paul Dédalus (Almaric), an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan. Reflecting on his life, he has a series of flashbacks starting from his childhood in Roubaix—his mother’s attacks of madness, his father’s alienating depression. He remembers a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life. He remembers University life, and returning to his hometown to party with his sister and her best friend, his shifting circle of friends and their casual betrayals. And most of all he remembers Esther (César nominated newcomer Lou Roy-Lecollinet), the beautiful, rude, haughty soul and love of his life.
–Conversation With Director Arnaud Desplechin
–Casting Session: Paul & Esther
–Two Pauls And Three Esthers: Meeting The Actors From My Golden Days