Film: Seventh time unlucky for Desplechin

Film: Seventh time unlucky for Desplechin
Marion Cotillard and Mathieu Amalric in Ismaël’s Ghosts

Welcome to the Desplechin Cinematic Universe: an interlocking chain of seven films from twinkling Gallic trickster Arnaud Desplechin, in which Mathieu Amalric plays a variation on the same character

Ismaël’s Ghosts: Directed by Arnaud Desplechin, Selected, 15A, Rating: **

My Friend Dahmer: Directed by Marc Meyers, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: **

If Marvel can do it, why not a French auteur? Welcome to the Desplechin Cinematic Universe: an interlocking chain of seven films from twinkling Gallic trickster Arnaud Desplechin, in which Mathieu Amalric plays a variation on the same character – a skinny, shabby charmer bug-eyed with...

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