Film Review: MA VIE AVEC JAMES DEAN (My Life With James Dean) (France 2017) ***

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Invited to present his first feature film “My life with James Dean” in Normandy, the young director Géraud Champreux has no idea this film tour is about to change his life. From wild …See full summary »

The first thing to note about MY LIFE ABOUT JAMES DEAN is that there is no James Dean in this movie.  He does no appear in the film (except in a poster and a cut up figure in a dream sequence) or is this an American film.  MA VIE AVEC JAMES DEAN is the title of the fictitious French film that the director brings to a small town in picturesque Normandy.

When soft-spoken film director Géraud Champreux (Johnny Rasse) arrives on France’s Normandy coast for screenings of his latest art-house movie, there’s nobody there to…

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