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The Beautiful Person

La Belle personne

Dir. Christophe Honoré, 2008, France. 90 min. Color, 35 mm.

With Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet

In French with English subtitles

Christophe Honoré gives a modern spin to the 17th century French classic The Princesse De Cleves, setting the tale of love, courtly intrigue, and death in a contemporary Parisian high school. Upon her arrival, new student Junie (Léa Seydoux) sets off a flurry of conjecture and flirtation with Nemours (Louis Garrel), her Italian teacher.

The Beautiful Person observes a young woman’s desires and the tricky cultural constraints she must navigate to identify her place in the world.

La Belle Personne combines an earnest respect for literature with a romantic, pop sensibility.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times

  • Year
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    French with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Director
    Christophe Honoré
  • Cast
    Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet