A Lady and a Miss on the bill
by Anne Feuillère
02/11/2005 - Today, Belgian screens prepare to welcome, distributed by Cinéart-Cinélibre, the new film by Bruno Podalydès, follow-up to the adventures of Rouletabille, to which Cineuropa dedicated a Focus. Produced by Why Not Productions and sold internationally by Celluloïd Dreams, The Perfume of the Lady in Black [trailer, film focus] reunites a troupe of exceptional actors (brother of the director, Denis Podalydès, Jean-Noël Brouté, Sabine Azéma, Olivier Gourmet, Michael Lonsdale, Zabou Breitman, Pierre Arditi...) in a dream Mediterranean setting for a devilish, delicious comedy. Defending European colours is a pretty, modest comedy from Belgium, Miss Montigny [trailer], distributed by Kinepolis Film Distribution. This first fiction from the documentary maker Miel Van Hoogenbempt shows off three talented actors Sophie Quinton (French actress seen notably in Qui a tué Bambi? by Gilles Marchand) in the role of a young girl who struggles to escape a modest life and the ambitions and attentions of her (Ariane Ascaride).
Co-produced with German VIP Medienfond, the American filmThe Jacket by John Maybury and three other films from the States ( Into the Blue by John Stockwell, The 40 year old Virgin by Judd Apatow, which caused a stir in Holland and at Cannes A History of Violence by David Cronenberg) completes this weekly panorama of Belgian releases.
(Translated from French)