An ageing American cartoonists, Joey Wellman, makes a visit to Paris to attend an exhibition of his work. He plans to meet up with his daughter, Elsie, who is studying at the Sorbonne, but she has little respect for her father and fails to keep the rendez-vous. By chance, Wellman meets and is befriended by a celebrated academic, Christian Gauthier, an admirer of his work and, ironically, the man whom Welmman’s daughter has desperately been trying to meet for the past few months. Although he is feeling increasingly uneasy with French culture, Wellman reluctantly agrees to accept an invitation to spend the weekend with Gauthier and his entourage…
Director: Alain Resnais.
Writers: Jules Feiffer.
Stars: Adolph Green, Gérard Depardieu, Linda Lavin, Micheline Presle, Geraldine Chaplin, Laura Benson, François-Eric Gendron, Georges Fricker, John Ashton, Caroline Silhol, Patrick Bonnel, Charlotte Bonnet, Isabelle Wolfe, Jean-Marc Cozic, Tony Dias.
1989 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.