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‘My Wife is an Actress’: a French romantic comedy

French romantic comedy 'Ma femme est une actrice' (My Wife is an Actress) will be screened at at Alliance Francaise, Barnes Place on Tuesday August 26 at 3.00pm and on Wednesday, August 27 at 6.30 pm

Yvan Attal wrote, directed and starred in this light romantic comedy which takes a wry look at the downside of being married to a famous person. Yvan is a young sports journalist who still hasn't come to terms with the fact that he is married to a successful film star, Charlotte. On the one hand he can't believe his good fortune to have such a beautiful and affectionate wife; on the other hand he resents her success and popularity. Whilst Charlotte is away making a film in England, his bruised male ego begins to be overtaken by an obsessive jealousy. After a conversation with a stranger about actors and love scenes, he begins to suspect that his wife may be having an affair with her latest co-star, John.

Determined to know the truth, he races over to England, only to have his worst fears confirmed... The film has an obvious autobiographical element but avoids appearing complacent or self-indulgent. The director Attal shows great comic flair and imagination, and you do get the sense that perhaps his real talents do lie behind the camera.

The film won the Best Director award at the Cabourg Romantic Film Festival.

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