Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days takes the characters of his third feature, My Sex Life… or How I Got Into an Argument, and puts them into new (but also familiar) narratives, collapsing and expanding our understanding of them. Not unlike Peter Parker, Desplechin’s protagonist “Paul Dedalus” has been reimagined and rebooted for contemporary audiences… sort of. FILM COMMENT Digital Editor Violet Lucca spoke with Desplechin and Kent Jones, director of the New York Film Festival, Deputy Editor of FILM COMMENT, and co-writer of Desplechin’s Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian, to talk about creating My Golden Days. Their conversation also touched upon the state of Hollywood filmmaking, and that most disreputable genre, the rom-com.

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