In REINVENTING MARVIN, the prolific director Anne Fontaine and her co-writer Pierre Trividic start with the premise established by Édouard Louis’ autobiographical novel The End of Eddy—a besieged, effeminate boy (Jules Porier) growing up in rural northern France—and brings their protagonist (played as a young man by Finnegan Oldfield) to Paris, where he attempts to write and stage a one-man show with the help of a sugar daddy (Charles Berling), a theater director (Vincent Macaigne), and an actress (Isabelle Huppert, as herself).
This week, Outfest will present the Los Angeles premiere of this highly anticipated drama at the Directors Guild, with a post-screening reception.
REINVENTING MARVIN, Tuesday, July 17, at 7 pm.
DIRECTORS GUILD, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood.
Charles Berling (left) and Finnegan Oldfield in Reinventing Marvin.