Not My Type
Pas son Genre
France | 2014 | 111 minutes | Lucas Belvaux
Can love be sustained between opposite types? This across-the-tracks romance between a Parisian philosophy teacher sent to a small-town university and a local karaoke-obsessed hairdresser is punctuated by music that expresses the characters’ yearnings.
May 27, 2014
Lincoln Square Cinemas
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June 1, 2014
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
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June 6, 2014
AMC Pacific Place 11
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Clément (Loïc Corbery), a “navel-gazing Parisian intellectual” and philosophy teacher, is upset to learn that he has been reassigned to teach a class in small-town Arras for one full year. “We knew philology led to disaster,” his father haughtily tells him. “Now we know philosophy leads to Arras.” Reeling from the shock of living a suburban life in Northern France, Clément finds a ray of sunshine in Jennifer (Émilie Dequenne), a local hairdresser and single mother with a beautiful smile. Although very clearly attracted to each other, their initially charming cultural differences—he enjoys pontificating about Kant and Dostoevsky, while she loves gossip magazines, Jennifer Aniston films, and karaoke—soon give way to deeper problems ingrained in their respective insecurities, shortcomings, and fears. Based on the novel by Philippe Vilain, Not My Type is a literate, heartfelt, across-the-tracks drama that questions whether affection is truly enough to sustain a romantic relationship.
Lucas Belvaux is a Belgian actor and film director. He is best known for The Trilogy, which won the André Cavens Award from the Belgian Film Critics Association. In 2011 his film One Night was nominated for seven Magritte Awards, winning Best Screenplay.
Sponsored by TV5MONDE, Alliance Française de Seattle, French American Cultural Society, French Immersion School of Washington, The French American School of Puget Sound
|Principal Cast:||Emilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery, Anne Coesens|
|Running Time:||111 minutes|
|Screenplay:||Lucas Belvaux, based on the novel by Philippe Vilain|
|Cinematographers:||Pierric Gantelmi d’Ille|
|Website:||Official Film Website|
|Filmography:||38 Witnesses (2012); Rapt (2009); The Right of the Weakest (2006); After Life (2002); An Amazing Couple (2002); On the Run (2002); Just For Laugh (1996); Parfois Trop D’Amour (1992)|
|International Sales:||Films Distribution|