Lost Illusions by Xavier Giannoli with Xavier DolanDélégation générale du Québec à Bruxelles Belgique Wednesday, October 20, 2021
An adaptation of Honoré de Balzac's book "Lost Illusions"
Xavier Dolan in the role of Raoul Nathan.
In Angoulême, David Séchard, a young idealistic poet, hires a friend from college, Lucien Chardon, who will soon take his mother's name, Rubempré, in his printing shop. A poet as well, he enjoys a sort of local fame and frequents the salon of Louise de Bargeton, with whom he soon falls in love and leaves for Paris. Lucien is soon launched in the world of letters and high society, but if Paris is the city of "superior people", it will also be for him the city of disillusionment.