Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release: My Golden Days

Digital Release Date: July 12, 2016, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 12, 2016
Price: DVD $26.97, Blu-ray $29.97
Studio: Magnolia

The 2015 French drama My Golden Days is the story of Paul Dédalus (Mathieu Amalric, Wild Grass), an anthropologist preparing to leave Tajikistan who is prompted to think back on the earlier years that have led him to his upcoming journey.

Mathieu Amalric as the older Paul Dedalus in My Golden Days

Mathieu Amalric as the older Paul Dedalus in My Golden Days

Reflecting on his life, he has a series of flashbacks starting from his childhood in Roubaix—his mother’s attacks of madness, his father’s alienating depression. He remembers a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer up his own identity for a young Russian, whom he considered a phantom twin for the remainder of his life. He remembers University life, and returning to his hometown to party with his sister and her best friend, his shifting circle of friends and their casual betrayals. And most of all he remembers Esther (César nominated newcomer Lou Roy-Lecollinet), the beautiful, rude, haughty soul and love of his life.

The critically well-received drama is written and directed by Arnaud Desplechin.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.