Stubborn (Une histoire américaine)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Q&A with Armel Hostiou, co-writer Lea Cohen, actor Murray Bartlett, & producers Gaëlle Ruffier and Jasmina Sijercic! North American Premiere
“Both unsettling and bitterly funny: You may start out feeling sorry for Vincent, only, like Barbara, to find yourself wanting to brush him off like a gnat. And in the end, you may feel something else entirely, like compassion. In between you’ll laugh and cringe, perhaps in equal measure.” – Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice
Experimental filmmaker and video artist Armel Hostiou expands his 2013 short Kingston Avenue into his second feature film (after 2011’s Day), a story about the steps we’ll take and the lies we tell ourselves in the name of love. Artist Barbara (Kate Moran) tires of her (very) brief relationship with Vincent (Vincent Macaigne) and leaves him behind in Paris. But the resolute Vincent follows her to America, determined to win back her affections. Shot in New York in wintertime and featuring daytime soap veteran and star of HBO’s Looking Murray Bartlett as Barbara’s new love interest, STUBBORN, like its hero, is unabashedly romantic, utterly captivating, and often uncomfortably hilarious.
Part of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2015
- Country France
- Language In French with English subtitles
- Rating NR
- Running Time 85 minutes
- Director Armel Hostiou
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