Dir: Guillaume Gallienne | France | 2013 | 85 mins | Cert: Club | Language: French
Starring: Guillaume Gallienne, André Marcon, Diane Kruger François Fabian
Writer-director-star Guillaume Gallienne recalls his upper-class youth and his ambiguous affinity with his mother (also played by Gallienne), who raised him as more of a daughter than a son. Winner of five César Awards, including Best Picture.
Comedian Guillaume Gallienne’s first directorial work, based on his one-man play, recalls his youth among the upper class and his ambiguous affinity with his mother, who raised him as more of a daughter than a son, insisting that he is gay despite Guillaume’s uncertainty. A member of the Comédie-Française, Gallienne excels in the art of transformism—playing himself at different ages, his mother, and his mental projections (including Sissi of Austria)—and his do-it-yourself spirit translates confidently from the minimalism of his stage show to the wider canvas of cinema. With its lively, subtly cadenced screenplay, Me, Myself and Mum takes its serious, contemporary subject and stamps it with an elegant humor. - Seattle International Film Festival 2014
“…charming, confessional comedy…flamboyant” The Hollywood Reporter