Monument Releasing will release the Christophe Honoré film Metamorphoses on 22nd August across the UK through Picturehouse Cinemas’ Discover Tuesday series. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival where it was nominated for the Venice Days Award, and was released in the US on 23rd March.

Written and directed by Christophe Honoré (Les chansons d’amour, Dans Paris, La belle personne), starring Amira Akili, Sébastien Hirel, Mélodie Richard, George Babluani, and Damien Chapelle and produced by Philippe Martin, Metamorphoses is a revelatory modern-day retelling of Ovid’s Roman poem of the same name. Metamorphoses chronicles the journey of Europa, using select stories from the original work. When Europa skips class and meets a magnetic young man named Jupiter, she embarks on an unexpected and magical journey. Travelling aboard Jupiter’s eight-wheel truck, they arrive in a mythical land inhabited by powerful gods who can transform humans into plants or animals in the blink of an eye. Europa watches, listens, and plays in their immortal home, becoming acquainted with Jupiter’s friends, Bacchus and Orpheus. As the confrontation between seductive, yet vengeful gods and innocent mortals unfolds, Europa grasps a greater sense of life and love.

An internationally celebrated French screenwriter and director, Christophe Honoré began his career as a writer at the renowned Cahiers du Cinéma. Celebrated by many critics as the spiritual successor to the French New Wave, Honoré’s most famous body of work comes by way of Love Songs, screened In Competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Together with Dans Paris (2006) and The Beautiful Person(2008), Honoré crafted a groundbreaking trilogy that delves into questions of family, death, and sexual desires in France’s contemporary cultural landscape. Other films include Ma Mère starring Isabelle Huppert and Louis Garrel, and Beloved, the Closing Night film at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Metamorphoses will be released in Picturehouse Cinemas across the UK on 22nd August