Never Ever (2016 film)

Never Ever (French: À jamais) is a 2016 mystery romance film directed by Benoît Jacquot, starring Mathieu Amalric and Julia Roy. Roy also wrote the screenplay for the film, based on Don DeLillo's novel The Body Artist. The film had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival on 9 September 2016.[2]

Never Ever
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Film poster
FrenchÀ jamais
Directed byBenoît Jacquot
Screenplay byJulia Roy
Based onThe Body Artist
by Don DeLillo
Produced byPaulo Branco
Starring
CinematographyJulien Hirsch
Edited byJulia Gregory
Music byBruno Coulais
Production
companies
  • Alfama Films Production
  • Leopardo Filmes
Distributed byAlfama Films (France)
Release date
  • 9 September 2016 (2016-09-09) (Venice)
  • 23 November 2016 (2016-11-23) (France)
Running time
86 minutes
Countries
  • France
  • Portugal
LanguageFrench
Box office$77,659[1]

PlotEdit

A performance artist Laura meets a film director Rey. The two fall in love and get married. After Rey dies of a motorcycle accident, Laura feels alone in her house.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

In 2013, it was reported that Luca Guadagnino would direct a film adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel The Body Artist and Isabelle Huppert, Denis Lavant, and David Cronenberg would star in the film.[3] In 2015, it was reported that Benoît Jacquot would direct the film and Mathieu Amalric and Jeanne Balibar would star in the film.[4] In that year, it was reported that Julia Roy had joined the cast.[5] Roy also wrote the screenplay for the film.[6] Filming took place in Portugal.[6]

ReleaseEdit

The film had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival on 9 September 2016.[2] It was also screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival[7] and the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival.[8] It was released in France on 23 November 2016.[9]

ReceptionEdit

Guy Lodge of Variety called the film "an enjoyably slinky but disposable divertissement from director Benoit Jacquot that is unlikely to leave viewers quite as haunted as its characters."[10] Neil Young of The Hollywood Reporter commented that "it palpably aspires to be a classily highbrow kind of romantic ghost story with psychological thriller undertones, but falls laughably short of its goals."[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Never Ever". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "À jamais". Venice Biennale. Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  3. ^ Hopewell, John (29 January 2013). "Cronenberg, DeLillo, Branco reteam for 'Body Art'". Variety. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  4. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (29 September 2015). "Mathieu Amalric To Star In Benoît Jacquot's Adaptation Of Don DeLillo's 'The Body Artist'". IndieWire. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  5. ^ Macnab, Geoffrey (15 May 2015). "Emmanuelle Seigner joins 'Stalin's Couch'". Screen International. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  6. ^ a b Lemercier, Fabien (10 December 2015). "Benoît Jacquot shooting Son corps in Portugal". Cineuropa. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Never Ever". Toronto International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 18 October 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Never Ever". Tokyo International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 23 September 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Never Ever". Cineuropa. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  10. ^ Lodge, Guy (10 September 2016). "Film Review: 'Never Ever'". Variety. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  11. ^ Young, Neil (9 September 2016). "'Never Ever' ('A jamais'): Film Review | Venice 2016". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 March 2020.

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