LA VIE TRÈS PRIVÉE DE MONSIEUR SIM
UK Premiere + Q&A Jonathan Coe
Dir. Michel Leclerc.
FRANCE 2015. 102mins.
César-nominated adaptation of Jonathan Coe’s acclaimed novel.
François Sim (Bacri, in a César-nominated performance) is a salesman on a mission to convert France to organic toothbrushes. But in his personal life he seems unable to convince anyone of anything, least of all his teenage daughter, estranged since his divorce. As he tries to rebuild his relationship with her, his obsession with the vanished British yachtsman Donald Crowhurst seems to mirror his own life in this witty and elegant adaptation of Jonathan Coe’s acclaimed novel.