Djinn Carrenard embarks on Faire l’amour
by Fabien Lemercier
27/04/2012 - Since Monday April 23, the cameras have been rolling on Djinn Carrenard’s second film, Faire l’amour (lit. “Making love”). After Donoma, the film that he produced himself on a €150 budget, that was so well-received by the critics when it came out in November (read more), and that won the 2011 Louis-Delluc Prize for best film (news), the filmmaker will now act as well as direct in his second film, beside Emma Nicolai and Laurette Lalande.
With a screenplay written by Djinn Carrenard, the film explores the theme of the couple through the characters of a young woman just out of prison looking for her daughter, and that of a handicapped artist in search of inspiration. Oussmane is a musician losing his hearing in a loveless relationship with Laure, an air hostess desperately trying to get pregnant. Kahina is a young woman doing time in a prison somewhere in Ile de France who gets leave for a week to spend Christmas with her four-year-old daughter. Oussmane and Kahina will fall in love during this week on leave, clinging on to each other with the passion of their instinct to survive. Kahina can’t see her daughter, Kahina falls in love, Kahina has to return to prison.
Produced by Grégory Bernard and Diane Jassem for Realitism Films, Faire l’amour is co-produced by Arte France Cinéma and Pathé Films, who will be in charge of distribution in France as well as international sales. The film benefits from pre-acquisitions from Canal + and Ciné+, and an advance on receipts from the National Centre for Cinema and the moving image (CNC). Filming will take about nine weeks in the Paris region.
With three features to its name, Realitism Films made a very interesting breakthrough with the documentary Lagerfeld Confidential by Rodolphe Marconi (selected for the Panorama at the 2007 Berlinale) and two films by Quentin Dupieux: the now cult Rubber [trailer] (discovered at the Cannes Critics’ Week 2010) and Wrong (in competition in the World Dramatic section at the last Sundance Film Festival (article) to be released in France on June 27 by UFO Distribution.
(Translated from French)