LFF review: ‘My Golden Days’ (Trois Souvenirs de Ma Jeunesse) ★★★★

Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days (2015) follows Paul Dédalus (Quentin Dolmaire) on a path through adolescence into adulthood, as told by his older self (Mathieu Amalric). Paul is reminiscent of those teenagers embodied by a youthful John Cusack – a twinkle in his eye, too smart for his own good but above all forthright and principled; he is beaten up for sticking to his guns on a number of occasions. Bloodied, bruised and patched up by siblings Ivan (Raphael Cohen) and Delphine (Lily Taieb), he proudly defies, “I didn’t feel a thing”.

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