Les Garçons et Guillaume, à table was adapted from a one-man stage show where it tells of a sexually confused youth who braves a complicated relationship with his mother(played by Gallienne who is mighty convincing in full drag!). Left to his own devices by a father who fawned over his other siblings in the macho sport of rugby, the mother brings the youth to pursue gentler pursuits, almost as if she has a daughter. Everyone, including the son, assumes to be gay, before growing up to find his own identity
“The first memory I have of my mother is when I was 4 or 5 year old. She calls us, my two brothers and me, to dinner saying “Boys and Guillaume, dinner’s ready!” and the last time I talked to her on the phone, she hangs up saying “I embrace you Sweetheart”; well, between these two sentences, there are some misunderstandings.”
Les Garçons et Guillaume is on a roll and just last month, has gotten 10 nominations for the upcoming 39th César Awards. Though it is Guillaume Gallienne first time as director, he is also an accomplished actor who made his film debut in 1992 in Tableau d’honneur. Gallienne went on to stare in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. He can also be seen playing Pierre Berge in the French biopic, Yves Saint Laurent.
Men’s Folio is looking forward to Les Garçons et Guillaume and the film is brought in under the Francophone Film Festival 2014 Movies at the Alliance Française de Singapour.
LES GARÇONS ET GUILLAUME, À TABLE !
(Me, Myself and Mum)
In French with English Subtitles
France, 2013, 85 mins
Date: Tuesday, 18 March 2014 – 8pm
Director: Guillaume Gallienne
Tickets: $7.00 (Members) $9.00 (Non-members) Visit Sistic for more details.