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A Heartfelt Tale of Teenage Romance and Nostalgia

Edited by Mikkel Hyldebrandt

Cinephobia Releasing is set to captivate North American audiences with the highly anticipated release of LIE WITH ME, a poignant and tender LGBTQ festival favorite directed by Olivier Peyon. Adapted from Philippe Besson’s acclaimed novel, this cinematic gem offers a rare and profound exploration of queer desire across generations, set against the backdrop of the picturesque European countryside.

President of Cinephobia Releasing, Ray Murray, describes LIE WITH ME as “an assured, tender, erotic, intelligent, and tragic drama,” likening it to a revelation in French cinema. The film, reminiscent of the emotional depth found in “Call Me By Your Name,” delicately navigates themes of love, loss, and longing, leaving audiences spellbound by its raw authenticity.

At the heart of LIE WITH ME lies the story of celebrated novelist Stéphane Belcourt, portrayed with exquisite depth by Guillaume de Tonquédec. Returning to his hometown after three decades, Stéphane finds himself confronted with memories of a secret teenage romance that shaped his formative years. His chance encounter with Lucas, the son of his past love Thomas, sets in motion a poignant journey of self-discovery and reflection.

Set against the contrast of a wintry present and a sun-soaked summer past, LIE WITH ME beautifully captures the essence of young love and the bittersweet ache of nostalgia. Through mesmerizing performances by Julien De Saint Jean and Rémy Gillet, the film invites audiences to relive the exhilarating highs and heartbreaking lows of adolescent romance.

Having made its North American Premiere at the American French Film Festival, LIE WITH ME has garnered widespread acclaim on the festival circuit, captivating audiences at prestigious events such as Frameline, Newfest, and BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival. Notable accolades include the Audience Award for Best Feature at the Miami OUTshine Film Festival and the Best Narrative Feature award at ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film Festival.

LIE WITH ME promises audiences an unforgettable cinematic experience filled with passion, tenderness, and timeless storytelling. Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on this emotional journey into the heart of youth and memory. LIE WITH ME is now available on DVD and various digital platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Prime, and Google Play.


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