HCAS is partnering with Films at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for the Young French Cinema Series on March 4th and 5th, featuring two first time features by women directors. Robust screens Saturday, March 5th at 7:00pm in Brown Auditorium.
Legendary actor Gérard Depardieu plays an aging, jaded superstar who has to adjust to a new bodyguard—a moonlighting wrestler played by the astonishing Déborah Lukumuena. First-time feature writer/director Constance Meyer breathes new life into the odd-couple theme, with Depardieu at his sensitive best and the riveting Lukumuena completely up to the task of playing opposite him. Meyer’s direction lends a subtle empathy to Robust, giving this film about urban loneliness a touching warmth and authenticity.
|Country, Year||France, 2021|
|Writer||Marcia Romano, Constance Meyer|
|Cast||Gérard Depardieu, Déborah Lukumuena|
|Runtime||95 MINS, SECS|