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Reste un Peu

Renowned French-Moroccan comedian Gad Elmaleh takes centre stage in this heartwarming comedy, portraying a fictionalized version of himself in a tale inspired by his own complex relationship with Judaism and family. Upon returning to Paris from a stint in the United States, Elmaleh contemplates converting to Catholicism, a decision he keeps concealed from his parents. However, when his mother and father, portrayed by Elmaleh’s real-life family members, uncover his plan, they spare no effort to dissuade him.

As tensions rise, Elmaleh finds himself in a delicate balancing act, striving to affirm his intention to convert without compromising his core identity or his love for his family. Through humour and heartfelt moments, the film delves into themes of cultural identity, familial bonds, and the struggle for authenticity in the face of societal expectations. Join Gad Elmaleh on a journey of self-discovery and reconciliation as he navigates the complexities of faith and family with wit, warmth, and wisdom.

Sponsored by:
Horatio Kemeny
John Anthony and Wendy Fouks
David Schwartz and Debby Freiman
Leonard Schein and Barbara Small

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Film Info

DirectorGad Elmaleh
CastGad Elmaleh, Regine Elmaleh, David Elmaleh
Runtime 90 min
LanguageFrench w/English subtitles
Genre ,