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Lost Illusions (M)

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An all-star cast dazzles in the spectacular and exhilarating new film by Xavier Giannoli, an adaptation of Balzac’s classic novel about a young idealist who learns that anything can be bought and sold.

1821. Handsome poet Lucien is poor, but highly ambitious. Failing to make a name for himself in his provincial hometown, he naively follows his married patroness to the glamorous beau monde of Paris. 

But Lucien has entered a society far more dangerous than he realised, and the venomous denizens of the salons conspire to keep him out of their ranks. Lucien is forced to abandon his principles and find work at a low-brow newspaper, where his scathing critiques soon cause a sensation and arouse the interest of admirers and publishers. But in a society where profit and status rule, what is really left for Lucien?

Epic in scope and impact, Lost Illusions is an eerily prescient fable bracingly attuned to the anxieties of the modern media age. Winner of seven 2022 César Awards including Best Picture, this is grand French cinema at its most lavish, and finest.

Cast: Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan, Salomé Dewaels, Jeanne Balibar, André Marcon, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing

Director: Xavier Giannoli

★★★★★ "a masterpiece" CULTUREBOX, FRANCETV

★★★★ "Glorious! Splendidly done. A darkly funny, world-as-it-ever-was drama that is as relevant now as when first published as a novel close to 200 years ago" THE AUSTRALIAN

★★★★ "Period-drama perfection. Acted with such terrific panache that not enjoying it is impossible. The film’s galloping momentum is exhilarating, and there is broad comedy in its elision of carnal desire and social ambition. Superb." GUARDIAN

★★★★ "Superb. A dazzling modern fresco" LE PARISIEN

"Rollicking and sumptuous. It’s a rich gateau of a movie; excessive, impressive and licentious. Voisin is superb." SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

"Lost Illusions provides an insightful look into a fascinating time. It’s captivating from start to finish!" ABC LOCAL RADIO

"Sensational" NY TIMES


Starts from Thursday, 4 August 2022. Session times to be announced.

Playing now:

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $13 • Members $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

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Reservations: • Phone: 02 47871577