U.S. Trailer and Poster for Cannes-Winning ‘My Golden Days’

Arnaud Desplechin's Romance

Ahead of a March release, the first U.S. trailer for Arnaud Desplechin‘s bitter-sweet romantic drama My Golden Days has arrived, courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

The French filmmaker has revisited the characters of his three-hour Gallic gabfest My Sex Life (1996) and dropped them into this prequel of sorts.

The story centers on Paul Dédalus, an anthropologist who reflects back on the events of his life after returning Paris following years of living in Tajikistan.

My Golden Days, a prize winner at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight, opens on March 18th, 2016, featuring Desplechin’s longtime collaborator Matheiu Amalric opposite newcomers Quentin Domaire as Almaric’s younger self and Lou Roy-Lecollinet as the pretty Esther.

Watch the official trailer for the film, which is a love letter to the past.

And here’s the new poster, which “teases the nostalgic romance at the film’s heart.”

Arnaud Desplechin's Romance

MY GOLDEN DAYS is the story of Paul Dédalus, an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan (played in his middle age by Matheiu Amalric). 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, the beautiful, rude, haughty soul and love of his life.