Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

WHY NOT? (Pourquoi Pas?)

Year: 1977
Country: France
Run Time: 93 minutes

This unusual comedy about a bisexual menage a trois plus one is the first feature-length drama by Coline Serreau, who has previously been an actress, scriptwriter and documentary filmmaker. The central character Fernand cares for his lovers Louis, a disturbed, childlike musician, and Alexa, who has left her straightlaced husband and earns the money for this improbable, but happy, household. When Louis meets a rather dizzy upper-class girl Sylvie and falls for her, he turns the whole arrangement into a crisis. The film becomes a modern version of the classic screwball comedy, with some gently stated social commentary underlying the protagonists' contact with "normal" society. It's never implied that any of the main characters are strange, rather the world in which they are trying to live is strange.

"Ms. Serreau is a new talent to watch." - S.F Film Festival

Coline Serreau

Dismage and SND Productions

Jean-Francois Robin

Sophie Tatischeff

Principal Cast
Sami Frey, Mario Gonzalez, Christine Murillo, Michel Aumont, Nicole Jamet, Mathe Souverbie

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