Lolita, plump, in her 20s, desperately wants her father’s attention. He’s egotistical, a famous writer and publisher with an attractive wife little older than Lolita. She’s in a choir, rehearsing for a concert; she’s given her father a tape, which he’s yet to listen to. Sylvia, a voice coach, is willing to help the group, knowing she’ll have a chance to get her husband’s new novel in front of Lolita’s father. For Lolita, this is a pattern: people pay attention to her to gain access to him, something she fears is the intent of Sébastien, a struggling journalist who may become her boyfriend. The night of the concert, the music may bring out everyone’s feelings. —IMDb
Agnès Jaoui (born October 19, 1964 in Antony, France) is a French screenwriter, film director, actress and singer of Tunisian Jewish descent. She frequently works in collaboration with her husband Jean-Pierre Bacri.
“I’m trying to beat Woody Allen,” said French filmmaker and actress Agnès Jaoui, whose work has often been compared to that of the New York laureate of manners and anxiety. Yet Jaoui wasn’t talking the quality or quantity of her movies. She was talking about therapy. So she is perhaps only partly joking when she says she hopes to outlast Allen for how long she can keep herself on the couch. Jaoui, 45, was in therapy for 12 years, stopped for a few years and has now been back at it for four. And she can tell that it’s helped with her filmmaking.
“Let It Rain” follows two hapless would-be documentarians as they try to make a film about successful women. Karim (popular French comedian Jamel Debbouze) is also a hotel receptionist, while Michel (Jean-Pierre Bacri… read more
A study into the invisibility of a girl. The sweet Sebastién (Keine Bouhiza) happens to be the only one who sees her but even this she is willing to destroy due to her inability to accept the family she has been born into. Finally, with acceptance comes peace of mind. Jaoui and husband Jean Pierre Bacri are brilliant as always.