Two Friends (2015 film)

Two Friends

Film poster
Directed by Louis Garrel
Produced by Anne-Dominique Toussaint
Screenplay by
Based on The Moods of Marianne
by Alfred de Musset
Music by Philippe Sarde
Cinematography Claire Mathon
Edited by Marie-Julie Maille
Distributed by Ad Vitam Distribution
Release dates
  • 18 May 2015 (2015-05-18) (Cannes)
  • 23 September 2015 (2015-09-23) (France)
Running time
100 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $2.8 million[1]
Box office $685.000[2]

Two Friends (French: Les Deux Amis)[3] is a 2015 French romantic dramedy film directed by Louis Garrel and co-written by Garrel and Christophe Honoré. The film is loosely based on the play The Moods of Marianne by Alfred de Musset.[4][5] It was selected to screen in the International Critics' Week section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[6]


Mona, a prisoner on work release, meets Clément, a shy actor. Desperate to impress Mona, Clément recruits his extroverted friend, Abel, to help. When Mona becomes more interested in Abel, it sets off a conflict between the two friends. Meanwhile, Mona attempts to keep her past hidden.



Peter Debruge of Variety wrote that the film captures "a sense of genuine emotion many directors never accomplish in their entire careers".[7] Jordan Mintzer of The Hollywood Reporter called it "a charming if not entirely convincing feature debut".[8]


Award / Film Festival Category Recipients and nominees Result
Cannes Film Festival Caméra d'Or Louis Garrel Nominated
Queer Palm Nominated
Lumières Awards[9] Best Actor Vincent Macaigne Nominated
Most Promising Actress Golshifteh Farahani Nominated
Best First Film Nominated
Best Cinematography Claire Mathon Nominated


  1. "Les Deux amis". JP's Box-Office.
  3. "Two Friends". Indie Sales. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  4. "The shoot for Les deux amis is about to kick off". Cineuropa. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  5. "Tournage du film Les Deux Amis de Louis Garrel". Fondation Gan pour le Cinéma. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  6. "Selection of the 54th International Critics' Week". Semaine de la Critique. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  7. Debruge, Peter (24 May 2015). "Cannes Film Review: 'Two Friends'". Variety. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  8. Mintzer, Jordan (18 May 2015). "'Two Friends' ('Les Deux Amis'): Cannes Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  9. "Prix Lumières 2016 : Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse et Mustang en tête des nominations". AlloCiné. 4 January 2016.

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