CONVERSION Gad Elmaleh directs himself among his family as a Jew who wants to convert to Catholicism in “Reste un petit” in theaters this Wednesday 'Stay a bit': Gad Elmaleh shares his crisis of faith with his parents and it's as funny as it is exciting — 20 Minutes
- Gad Elmaleh appears in his own role in his film “Reste un peu”.
- He interweaves reality and fiction by giving the reply to various members of his family, including his parents.
- The latter rather resent the fact that he wants to change his religion.
Gad Elmaleh begins to naked in Stay a whilewhere he directs himself in the company of part of his family. Actor, screenwriter and director of this very personal film, he makes people smile and reflect by appearing in his own role, that of a Jew who has decided to to convert to Catholicism.
“Leading my parents was not easy, confides Gad Elmaleh to; 20 Minutess. I had lied to them a little about the story, telling them that I was talking about my midlife crisis.” In fact, his fascinated hero by the Blessed Virgin dare not announce to his relatives that he wants to change his religion as he suspects that his decision will be badly lived.
Film X or report on the Virgin
This situation worthy of a vaudeville gives hilarious scenes when his mother thinks that he is watching an X movie on his computer when it is a report on the Virgin or when his parents discover a pious statue in his suitcase. Impossible for the spectator not to wonder what is reality; or fiction between two bursts of laughter. “This ambiguïty; fueled the film. There is love but also a lack of communication between us,” said Gad Elmaleh who sometimes struggled to communicate. channeling his parents. “The editing was done. complicated because it was necessary to unearth pearls in the middle of scenes where they could coast,” he recalls.
The tenderness that Gad Elmaleh feels wins the heart of the viewer. You don’t have to be a believer to let yourself be carried away by this deeply sincere work that never ridicules religion. “I was a bit worried about the reaction of my family and especially my parents,” admits Gad Elmaleh. The latter embraced the film and even accompany their son on television sets. “It’s a testimony that describes our family but not only that,” insists the 50-year-old. Indeed, Reste un peu delves into the family life of Gad Elmaleh with tender humor because he does not take himself seriously. But one can also find there matter to; make his little gray cells work.
“ talk about faith and religion, two subjects which I have the impression have become taboo in France », insists Gad Elmaleh. The erudite presence of Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur offers a fascinating sequence on these subjects and is one of the many elements that make us happy to have stayed here. a bit with Gad Elmaleh.