Reinventing Marvin

Reinventing Marvin

Reinventing Marvin

A young man leaves home to express his identity through acting in this coming-of-age drama from Anne Fontaine (The Innocents).

“Martin Clément, born Marvin Bijou, escapes from his small village in the Vosges Mountains, leaving behind the intolerance and rejection he suffers from his peers and his family. It is his high school teacher who offers him a way out when discovering his talent for theatre. Moving to Paris, he finds solace in the performing arts where he is able to freely explore his personal identity. Soon Martin is willing to risk everything to craft a stage show that represents so much more than success: it’s his path to reinvention.” (French Film Festival)

2016Rating: R13, Sexual violence, sex scenes & offensive language115 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
DramaWorld Cinema

Reinventing Marvin / Reviews

Variety

Variety

[An] unsteady, overlong but rewardingly compassionate character study ...

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

A cascade of clichés made palatable and cumulatively touching by a very fine cast.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's all a bit overlong and over-the-top, although the lead turn from rising star Finnegan Oldfield (Nocturama) is almost enough to make it work.

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