Arnaud Desplechin and François Ozon: children of the Croisette
- With Jimmy P. and Jeune et Jolie, the two filmmakers take part again in the race for the Palme d’Or
Both revealed on the Croisette at the Critics’ Week, in 1991 with La Vie des morts for Arnaud Desplechin and in 1998 with Sitcom for François Ozon, the two French filmmakers have already participated in the race for the Palme d’Or, in which they will take part again during the 66th Cannes Film Festival (from May 15th to 26th, 2013 - article).
With Jimmy P. - Psychothérapie d’un Indien des Plaines [+see also:
interview: Arnaud Desplechin
film profile], Arnaud Desplechin (52 years old) is selected in competition in Cannes for the 5th time after La Sentinelle in 1992, Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) in 1996, Esther Kahn in 2000 and A Christmas Tale [+see also:
film profile] in 2008. The filmmaker also presented in 2003 on the Croisette (at Un Certain Regard) Léo en jouant "Dans la compagnie des hommes" and participated in the Venice competition in 2004 with Kings and Queen [+see also:
film profile]. Played by Benicio del Toro and Mathieu Amalric, his new opus is based on a book by the precursor of ethnopsychiatry, Georges Devereux. It tells the story of the encounter in Kansas of an Indian Blackfoot suffering from the effects of the Second World War and a French anthropologist and psychoanalyst who will attempt to cure him. Produced by Why Not for a budget of 11.7 M€, the film was coproduced by France 2 Cinéma, Orange Studio and Herodiade, and pre-purchased by Canal+ et Ciné+. The French distribution will be handled by Le Pacte on September 11th and international sales by Wild Bunch.
Selected four times in competition in Berlin (in 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2009), twice in Venice (in 2004 and 2010), and winner in San Sebastian in 2012, François Ozon (45 years old) had only competed for the Palme d’Or once before: in 2003 with Swimming Pool [+see also:
film profile]. He is back with his 14th feature film: Jeune et Jolie [+see also:
interview: François Ozon
film profile] (read the article). Announced as the portrait today of a 17 year old young woman in four seasons and four songs, the film is played notably by Marina Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Charlotte Rampling and Frédéric Pierrot. Produced by Mandarin Cinéma for a budget of 5.35 M€, it was coproduced by France 2 Cinéma and Foz, and pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+. Wild Bunch handles the sales and Mars will distribute in France on August 21st.
(Translated from French)
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