Esther Kahn

Esther Kahn is the first English-language film by the French director Arnaud Desplechin. It premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival[1] but was not distributed to the United States for two years until it played in New York City in 2002. Deplechin adapted the screenplay with regular collaborator Emmanuel Bourdieu from a short story by Arthur Symons of the same name from his book Spiritual Adventures. It stars Summer Phoenix as Esther and Ian Holm as her friend and teacher, Nathan Quellen.

Esther Kahn
Directed byArnaud Desplechin
Produced byAlain Sarde
Written byArnaud Desplechin
Emmanuel Bourdieu
Arthur Symons, story
StarringSummer Phoenix
Ian Holm
Fabrice Desplechin
László Szabó
Frances Barber
Narrated byRamin Gray
Music byHoward Shore
CinematographyEric Gautier
Edited byHervé de Luze
Martine Giordano
Distributed byWhy Not Productions
Release date
18 May 2000 (Cannes)
1 March 2002 New York City, (USA)]]
Running time
142 minutes
United Kingdom



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Esther Kahn". Retrieved 11 October 2009.

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