In our current moviegoing climate of remakes, reboots and sequels, not even the arthouse is immune to the nostalgia. Indeed, acclaimed French director Arnaud Desplechin proudly embraces both the regret and longing for days gone by with his latest film "My Golden Days". A loose sequel to his "My Sex Life… or How I Got into an Argument", this vibrant coming-of-ager beautifully captures the early years of Paul and Esther, the characters originated by Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Devos respectively.
In anticipation of its North American theatrical release, I recently caught up with Desplechin to discuss the inspirations behind his decision to return to the story of these forlorn lovers. Below is an edited version of our conversation.
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