- Stuart Klawans, The Nation

"Critics’ Pick"

- The Village Voice

"As in life, humor and melancholia are simultaneously at work in this poignant essay on the impact of the past on the present."

- Filmmaker Magazine

"Perhaps My Golden Days's most noteworthy achievements lie not only in its visceral evocation of the highs and lows of adolescence and early adulthood, but also in the haunted sense of loss and regret that Desplechin leaves hanging in the air after its final, achingly nostalgic frame."

- Slant Magazine

"As evocative and convincing a portrait of youth as the best work of François Truffaut."

- The Film Stage

"An unmistakable masterpiece."

- The Nation

"Desplechin makes every sequence of a familiar story feel like nothing you’ve experienced before."

- Artforum

"A rich and literary film, full of life and warmth and sadness and humor. Written, shot, cut and performed with palpable joy and intelligence. One of Deslpechin’s best."

- Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist

"MARVELOUSLY VIVID. Rich and intensely personal. Some of the most fluid, emotionally resonant filmmaking of Desplechin’s career."

- Justin Chang, Variety

"WHAT A STORY. Touching, involving and bursting with young talent."

- Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily

"A coming-of-age movie with warmth and sympathy that all but redeems the frequently sentimental form."

- Time Out New York

"In Mr. Desplechin’s universe, young love is not something to look back on with fond amusement but the pinnacle of life experience."

- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"As evocative and convincing a portrait of youth as the best work of François Truffaut."

- Forrest Cardemenis, The Film Stage

"One of the director’s most heartfelt and accessible titles in years. A film about adolescence seen with the benefit of a kind of melancholy hindsight."

- Boyd van Hoeji – The Hollywood Reporter


- Howard Hampton, Film Comment

"JAW DROPPING. Liberated and sophisticated."

- Mark Asch, Brooklyn Magazine

"Intoxicating. Desplechin draws uniformly superb performances from his young cast, making the coming-of-age genre seem fresh and vital."

- New York Post

"An exhilarating gift. Nothing gets lost in translation as this coming-of-age tale brims over with humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance."

- Rolling Stone

"A gem."

- LA Times

"A remarkable feat"


"An intense and radiant portrayal of young love."

- The San Francisco Chronicle


Mathieu Amalric reprises the role of Paul Dédalus from My Sex Life…or How I Got Into an Argument. Paul prepares to leave Tajikistan and reflects on his life. He has a series of flashbacks that unfold in three episodes. The first includes his childhood in Roubaix, France. He next recalls a student trip to the USSR, where a clandestine mission led him to offer his identity to a young Russian. Finally, he remembers University life and returning home to party with his sister and shifting circle of friends. Most of all, he remembers Esther, the love of his life.


Quentin Dolmaire
Lou Roy-Lecollinet
Mathieu Amalric

Directed by:
Arnaud Desplechin




Amazon: Watch Now
AT&T UVerse: On Demand > Uverse Movies > Featured/Early Releases
Cablevision: On Demand > Movies > Advanced Screenings
Charter: Channel 1 (On Demand) - Movie > New Releases (Search Titles)
CinemaNow: Watch Now
Comcast: Top Picks > New Movies
  HD On Demand > Movies > Just In
  HD On Demand > Movies > Indies & Foreign > Magnolia Pictures
Cox: Early Screening > In Theaters
DirectTV: Channel 1000 and 1100 (On Demand) > Movies > (Search Titles)
FlixFling: Watch Now
Google Play: Watch Now
iTunes: Watch Now
Playstation: Watch Now
SuddenLink: Movies & Events > New Releases
Time Warner Cable: HD Movies > Movies
Verizon FIOS: Movies > By Genre > All > Indies & Docs > Magnolia
VUDU: Watch Now
Xbox: Search Title
YouTube: Watch Now
Photo Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.