France • 1h 41m
Directed by Alex Lutz • Drama • With Alex Lutz, Tom Dingler, Pascale Arbillot • 2018 • 101 minutes
Gauthier (Tom Dingler), a young journalist, finds a letter suggesting he might be the son of Guy Jamet (Alex Lutz in a César award-winning performance), a 72-year-old French pop singer who was famous from the 60’s to the 80’s. As the old-time singer embarks on a tour to promote his newly released covers album, Gauthier follows his maybe-biological father under the pretext of filming a documentary about Guy’s career. Starring and directed by French filmmaker and comic Alex Lutz, GUY is a witty, warmhearted mockumentary about a seventy-something pop star who has seen better days and a son's attempt to retrace the life of the father he never knew. Screened during the Cannes Critics' Week, it’s a good-humored tour de force and audience pleaser.
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