Cannes Film Festival

Serge Bozon – Don Juan #Cannes2022

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A reverse Don Juan story to create a duet between two great actors: Tahar Rahim and Virginie Efira.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Serge Bozon, director of the film Don Juan.

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It is not the first time that Serge Bozon uses a reverse technique to explore a theme in his films. With Don Juan, screening at the 75th Festival de Cannes in the Cannes Premiere section, the director, following the idea of co-writer Axelle Ropert, tells the story of a reverse Don Juan who gets abandoned by the woman he loves and keeps being seduced and left by every other woman afterwards. The idea is to create a duet between two great actors: Tahar Rahim and Virginie Efira and explore the crisis of a macho version of the male figure.

Don Juan: Jilted on his wedding day, Laurent, a stage actor playing the role of the famous seducer Don Juan, cannot help but see his ex-fiancée in every women he meets. In an attempt to mend his broken heart and ego, he tries to seduce them all but none are receptive to his elaborate (and musical) advances. Meanwhile, at the theater, the leading lady quits and the production brings in Laurent’s ex-fiancée as the replacement.

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  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Serge Bozon
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Don Juan
  • Festival section
    Cannes Premiere
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