Two FriendsThough known primarily as an actor, Louis Garrel
has been conducting appreciable efforts behind the camera as well. After directing three short films, including a César-nominated Petit tailleur
, and most recently La règle de trois, Louis Garrel
expands upon his fascination of threes with his first feature length film, Two Friends (Les deux amis
), in which he also stars. Based loosely on the French play The Moods of Marianne, Garrel's film finds professional movie extra Vincent (Vincent Macaigne
) in frenzied love with Mona (Goldshifteh Farahani), who cannot and will not give in to his romantic advances due in part to her restrictive situation, which she keeps secret. She works behind a pastry counter by day, but every evening must return to prison for curfew, not unlike an incarcerated Cinderella. Vincent enlists his best friend, the caddish Abel (Louis Garrel
), to help win her over or at least understand her cooling passion.