A heavy secret for Les Nuits d'été
by Fabien Lemercier
- Guillaume de Tonquédec and Jeanne Balibar in the cast of the first feature by Mario Fanfani, ready for filming. 24 Mai Production is in charge
First clap on September 9 for Mario Fanfani’s first feature: Les Nuits d'été. According to our information, the cast features rising star Guillaume de Tonquédec (photo - César 2013 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Le Prénom [+see also:
film profile]), Jeanne Balibar (Best Actress in San Sebastian in 1998, nominated four times for the César including in 2008 in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for Sagan [+see also:
film profile]) and Nicolas Bouchaud (currently on screens at the Venice Days in The Good Life [+see also:
interview: Jean Denizot
Written by the director and Gaëlle Macé (who recently co-signed Grand Central [+see also:
interview: Rebecca Zlotowski
film profile]), the screenplay is set in 1959. Michel (Guillaume de Tonquédec) and Hélène (Jeanne Balibar) are a perfect couple. Michel is an ambitious notary and Helène shares her time between charity work and the education of their son. The picture would be mundane if Michel wasn’t hiding such a big secret...
Produced by Lola Gans (who worked for Film Pelléas) for 24 Mai Production (which began its activity with Alyah [+see also:
film profile], noticed at the 2012 Directors’ Fortnight), Les Nuits d'été benefits from a France 3 Cinéma coproduction, pre-purchases by Canal+ and Ciné+ and the backing of the Alsace and Lorraine regions, as well as the Urban Community of Strasbourg (CUS). The filming will continue until October 25, 2013, and the film should be ready during the spring of 2014. The French distribution and international sales will be handled by Le Pacte.
(Translated from French)
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