In Olivier Peyon’s powerfully emotional drama LIE WITH ME, the successful novelist Stéphane Belcourt (Guillaume de Tonquédec) has returned to his hometown for the first time in decades. As a local celebrity, Stéphane has been invited to be the brand ambassador for its famous cognac distillery.
On arrival he is stunned to discover that one of the company’s executives is Lucas (Victor Belmondo), the son of his teenage first love Thomas. This triggers for Stéphane vivid memories of their passionate but secret adolescent affair – at a time when homosexuality was kept in the shadows. As he processes the pain of the lost years and what might have been, Stéphane begins to repair the deep wounds of his youth, while Lucas begins to understand his father’s truth.
A moving meditation on the intoxicating force of first love, LIE WITH ME is a beautifully photographed and superbly acted adaptation of the best-selling novel drawn from author Philippe Besson’s own adolescent memories.