Let My People Go! (2011 film)

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Let My People Go!
Movie Poster Let My People Go.jpg
Directed by Mikael Buch
Produced by Philippe Martin
Geraldine Michelot
Cinematography Celine Bozon
Edited by Simon Jacquet
Production
company
Distributed by Les Films du Losange and Zeitgeist Films
Release date
  • 22 August 2011 (2011-08-22) (Montreal World Film Festival)
  • 28 December 2011 (2011-12-28) (France)
Running time
86 minutes
Country France
Language French

Let My People Go! is a 2011 film directed by Mikael Buch. It premiered at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival and was released in December 2011 in France.[1] It was released in the United States in 2013 by Zeitgeist Films and grossed $18,529 domestically.

Synopsis

Ruben is a French-Jewish gay mailman is living in fairytale Finland (where he got his MA in "Comparative Sauna Cultures") with his gorgeous Nordic boyfriend. Just before Passover, a series of mishaps and a lovers' quarrel exile the heartbroken Reuben back to Paris and his zany family—including Carmen Maura as his ditzy mom, and Truffaut regular Jean-François Stévenin as his lothario father. Scripted by director Mikael Buch and renowned arthouse auteur Christophe Honoré, Let My People Go! both celebrates and upends Jewish and gay stereotypes.[2]

Main cast

Awards

  • 2012: Philadelphia QFest: Best Comedic Film[3]
  • 2012: Asheville QFest: Best Cinematography[4]

Reception

"A fairy-tale romance whose title acknowledges both a saturation in and longing to be free of Jewish cultural baggage, Mikael Buch's Let My People Go!cross-breeds cultures that are rarely paired onscreen. International box-office prospects are fair in urban arthouses, where the presence of Almodóvar collaborator Carmen Maura may tip moviegoers off to the pop-inflected, comic semi-scandals in store." -John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter[5]

References

  1. ^ IMDb. "Let My People Go! on Internet Movie Database". Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  2. ^ Zeitgeist Films. "Let My People Go! on Zeitgeist Films Website". Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Let My People Go! on QFest Website". 2012 Philadelphia Cinema Alliance | 2012 TLA Entertainment Group. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  4. ^ Zeitgeist Films. "Let My People Go! on Zeitgeist Films Website". Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  5. ^ DeFore, John. "Let My People Go!: Film Review".

External links

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