Resnais wraps Vous N'avez Encore Rien Vu
by Fabien Lemercier
01/04/2011 - Today at Saint-Ouen Studios, the two-month shoot wraps on maestro Alain Resnais’s twentieth feature: Vous N'avez Encore Rien Vu (“You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet”, see news). This loose adaptation of Jean Anouilh’s stage play Eurydice re-explores the myth of love and death.
The 88-year-old director (who won a Special Award at Cannes in 2009 with his previous work Wild Grass [trailer]) has put together a stellar cast including Mathieu Amalric (On Tour [trailer, film focus] and soon to be seen in Chicken with Plums), Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men [trailer, film focus]), Michel Piccoli (We Have a Pope [trailer, film focus]), Anne Consigny (Rapt [trailer]), his trusty collaborator Sabine Azéma, Hippolyte Girardot, Pierre Arditi, Anny Duperey and Denis Podalydès. Also on board the project are Andrzej Seweryn, Michel Robin, Michel Vuillermoz Jean-Noël Brouté Gérard Lartigau and Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc.
Scripted by Laurent Herbiet and Alex Réval, the film is set in a playwright’s sumptuous old mansion in a little village in central France. In the large drawing room, the butler welcomes some friends whom the playwright, now deceased, asked to be summoned for the reading of his will and who all responded to the request.
These 13 actors previously performed in his plays, including one in particular who was considered outstanding in her time. But is she still?
Vous N'avez Encore Rien Vu is produced by Jean-Louis Livi for F Comme Film. Its €8m budget includes co-production support from Christmas In July and France 2 Cinéma (€1.3m in co-production and pre-acquisition investment), an advance on receipts from the National Film and Moving Image Centre (CNC), backing from the Ile-de-France region (€471,000) and pre-acquisitions from Canal + and CinéCinéma.
The film is lensed by brilliant DoP Eric Gautier. French distribution and international sales rights have been acquired by StudioCanal.
(Translated from French)