Robust (Robuste)

Robust (Robuste)

Directed by Constance Meyer
(France/Belgium, 2021, Digital, in French with English subtitles)

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.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; Nina and Michael Zilkha; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Franci Neely; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Lois Chiles Foundation; ILEX Foundation; and L’Alliance Française de Houston.

Young French Cinema is made possible with the support of UniFrance and Villa Albertine in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

Generous support has been provided by L’Alliance Française de Houston.

This event is part of the French Cultures Festival coordinated by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston.

Additional thanks to community partner Houston Cinema Arts Society.

Robust (Robuste)

Directed by Constance Meyer
(France/Belgium, 2021, 95 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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