Number One Fan (Elle L'Adore)


Rafael 1 Fri, Oct 9, 2015 4:00 PM
Sequoia 1 Sat, Oct 10, 2015 2:45 PM
Throckmorton Theatre Wed, Oct 14, 2015 5:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Running Time:104 min
Director:Jeanne Henry
Producer:Alain Attal
Hugo Selignac
Screenwriter:Jeanne Henry
Gaelle Mace
Cinematographer:Axel Cosnefroy
Editor:Francis Vesin
Cast:Sandrine Kiberlain
Laurent Lafitte
Pascal Demolon
Olivia Cote
Nicolas Bridet
Sebastien Knafo
Note Writer:Joe Bowman


French pop star Vincent Lacroix (Laurent Lafitte) knows just where to turn when a heated domestic dispute leads to an accidental death and a body in need of disposalhis number one fan, Muriel (Sandrine Kiberlain). Known for spinning engaging, complex, and totally fabricated tales, the recently divorced beautician’s life changes forever when she finds her favorite crooner standing outside her apartment, head in hand. Committed to helping her idol out of a jam, she goes along with his seemingly foolproof plan, but there’s no such thing as the perfect crime. Featuring a spectacular performance by the always reliable Kiberlain, the film is a clever thriller that plays like a Gallic Gone Girl, with plenty of well-executed twists and turns. Number One Fan was nominated for two César Awards: Best Actress for Kiberlain and Best First Film for writer/director Jeanne Herry, daughter of famed actress Miou-Miou and singer Julien Leclerc.

Co-presented by Alliance Francaise

Additional Information

Jean Herry is a writer/director and daughter of singing legend Julien Clerc and acting icon Miou-Miou. Herry grew up backstage and on film sets and drew from that source material for her first feature, Number One Fan, which she wrote with collaborator Gaelle Macè. The film received nominations for Best First Film and Best Actress at the 40th César Awards. Herry began working in film as an actress, appearing as a child in Louis Malle’s May Fools (1990). In addition to her work in theater, television, and film, she is the author of the novel 80 étés (80 Summers), published by Gallimard.