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Les fantômes d'Ismaël

Arnaud Desplechin France, 2017

fearraigh's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

Even when he is not firing on all cylinders, Desplechin's films are engaging. Like My Golden Days, the spy subplot is not too convincing here, and a little too much is hung on Amalric's inner torment. It's an uneven film that is occasionally diverting.