Director Arnaud Desplechin
with actors Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Hippolyte Girardot and Alba Rohrwacher
attend the “Ismael’s Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)” screening and
Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2017
Rudeness is merely an expression of fear. People fear they won’t get what they want. The most dreadful and unattractive person only needs to be loved, and they will open up like a flower.
Plot: It recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
Ralph Fiennes (M. Gustave),
F. Murray Abraham (Mr. Moustafa), Mathieu Amalric (Serge X.), Adrien Brody (Dmitri)