Anaïs Demoustier shines on Les Amours d’Anaïs [critique]

A first film sewn to measure for the actress who has the rhythm of romantic comedy in her blood!

In 2019, we discovered at Critics’ Week Pauline enslaved, a short where Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet brilliantly tackles the theme of obsession in love with a heroine constantly on the verge of a nervous breakdown awaiting her lover’s text, with in the title role a capable Anaïs Demoustier to arouse an incredible empathy for this tense character because he is extremely self-centered.

Anaïs Demoustier: “With Les Amours d’Anaïs, Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet painted a portrait of me”

He also selected at the Week, The Loves of Anaïs is an extension of this short. The first name has changed but not her interpreter, for whom this Anaïs – worthy descendant of the fiery heroines of the films of Rappeneau or De Broca – seems to be tailor-made in this idea of ​​a character who, between heart and reason, has chosen to live far from diktats to the only rhythm of the excesses of his palpitating sound without being afraid to speak his passion in love. This hectic journey on the Carte du Tendre leads her to a publisher and then to his wife, with the same explosive mixture of apparent naivety and great certainty. But by going from short to long, the director also plays with emotional sliders, the moments of appeasement reinforcing Anaïs’ natural explosiveness. And in this role, by her playful playfulness, her crazy intensity without ever forcing the line, Anaïs Demoustier signs a composition all the more radiant as she constantly plays with others, starting with the excellent Denis Podalydès and Valeria Bruni- Tedeschi (in a role of sweetness that contrasts with his usual use). In short, a romantic comedy treat.

Of Charline Bourgeois- Tacquet. With Anaïs Demoustier, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Bruno Podalydès… Duration: 1h38. Release September 15, 2021

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