A Faithful Man

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A Faithful Man
A Faithful Man poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLouis Garrel
Produced byPascal Caucheteux
Written by
CinematographyIrina Lubtchansky
Edited byJoelle Hache
Distributed byAd Vitam Distribution
Release date
  • 9 September 2018 (2018-09-09) (TIFF)
  • 26 December 2018 (2018-12-26) (France)
Running time
75 minutes
Box office$1.9 million[1][2]

A Faithful Man (French: L'Homme fidèle) is a 2018 French romantic comedy-drama film directed by Louis Garrel, from a screenplay by Garrel and Jean-Claude Carrière. It stars Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp, Joseph Engel and Garrel.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2018. It was released in France on 26 December 2018.



In February 2018, it was announced Louis Garrel would direct the film, from a screenplay he wrote with Jean-Claude Carrière, and star in the film, alongside Laetitia Casta and Lily-Rose Depp. Why Not Productions produced the film.[3][4][5]


The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 9 September 2018,[6] followed by its US premiere at the New York Film Festival.[7][8] Shortly after, Kino Lorber acquired US distribution rights to the film.[9] It was released in France on 26 December 2018.[10] In the United States, it received a limited release on 19 July 2019.[11]

Critical reception[edit]

A Faithful Man holds an 80% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 55 reviews, with a weighted average of 6.69/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "A Faithful Man's lack of tonal commitment may frustrate, but the end results should still prove entertaining for viewers in the mood for a French romantic farce."[12] On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 67 out of 100, based on 15 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[13]


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  2. ^ "A Faithful Man". The Numbers. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  3. ^ Goodfellow, Melanie (14 February 2018). "Wild Bunch boards Louis Garrel's 'A Faithful Man' co-starring Laetitia Casta and Lily-Rose Depp (exclusive)". Screen International. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ "A Faithful Man". Wild Bunch. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  5. ^ Périer, Marie (17 August 2018). "Lily-Rose Depp just Instagrammed the first image her new film with Louis Garrel and Laetitia Casta". Vogue Paris. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  6. ^ Kay, Jeremy (14 August 2018). "Toronto unveils Contemporary World Cinema, more Galas and Special Presentations". Screen International. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  7. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (7 August 2018). "Elisabeth Moss Punk Rock Drama 'Her Smell' to Screen at New York Film Fest". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  8. ^ "A Faithful Man". New York Film Festival. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  9. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (14 January 2019). "Kino Lorber Nabs North American Rights to Louis Garrel's 'A Faithful Man' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  10. ^ "L'Homme Fidele". Ad Vitam Distribution. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  11. ^ Boone, John (12 June 2019). "Lily-Rose Depp Is Caught in a Very French Love Triangle in 'A Faithful Man' Trailer (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  12. ^ "A Faithful Man". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  13. ^ "A Faithful Man Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 July 2020.

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