Martin Clement, born Marvin Bijou, escaped a little village in the countryside, his family, his father’s tyranny and his mother’s resignation. He escaped intolerance, rejection and the bullying he suffered from being singled out as “different.” Against all odds, he found allies. First, the middle school principal who introduces him to theater and whose name he later adopts as a symbol of his salvation. Then, his mentor and role model, who encourages him to tell his story on stage. Finally, Isabelle Huppert, who helps him bring his show to life. He will risk everything to create a show that represents so much more than success: it is his path to re-invention.
Queer Lion Award—2017 Venice International Film Festival; Most Promising Actor Nominee, Finnegan Oldfield—2018 Cesar Awards; Frameline42; International Centerpiece—2018 OutFest; 2018 Melbourne Queer Film Festival, 2017 BFI Flare London International Film Festival; 2017 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival; 2017 Vienna International Film Festival; 2018 Alliance Francaise French Film Festival
Directed by Anne Fontaine. 2017. France. 115 min. French with English subtitles.
Film: Reinventing Marvin
Showtimes: Friday Aug 17 05:30 PM
Location: Doris Duke Theatre
Price: General Admission: $12.00
About the Film: Part of Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival 2018
Presented by: Hawaii Film Collective