Emmanuelle Béart toplining L’Étreinte
by Fabien Lemercier
- Vincent Dedienne and Eva Ionesco are also among the cast of Ludovic Bergery’s feature debut, which is being produced by Moby Dick Films and will be sold by WTFilms
On Monday 14 January, the shoot kicked off for L’Étreinte (lit. “The Embrace”) by Ludovic Bergery. Among the cast of the director’s feature debut are Emmanuelle Béart (nominated for the César Award for Best Actress five times between 1990 and 2001; also popular in movies such as The Witnesses [+see also:
film profile] and Vinyan [+see also:
film profile], and set to grace screens later this year in Merveilles à Montfermeil), famous comedian Vincent Dedienne (currently on the cinema listings in Our Happy Holiday [+see also:
film profile]) and Eva Ionesco (the director of My Little Princess [+see also:
film profile] and A Golden youth [+see also:
film profile]; making a splash as an actress in Fissures [+see also:
film profile] and The Wolberg Family [+see also:
film profile], among others).
The story, written by Ludovic Bergery with contributions from Julien Boivent (nominated for the César Award for Best Adaptation in 2006 for In His Hands [+see also:
film profile]), revolves around 50-year-old Margaux, who has lost her husband and is starting a new life. She moves into her sister’s house and decides to enrol at university in order to continue studying. But she soon feels a pressing need for something else. As she meets various new people, she will embark upon a quest for love and lose her way...
Produced by Frédéric Niedermayer for Moby Dick Films, L’Étreinte is being co-produced by Les Films Pelléas and has secured support from the CNC’s advance on receipts, the Ile-de-France region and the Manon Sofica. The shoot will take place from 14 January-20 February in Paris and the Paris region, with Martin Roux serving as DoP. The international sales will be overseen by WTFilms.
As a reminder, Moby Dick Films recently produced Mademoiselle de Joncquières [+see also:
interview: Emmanuel Mouret
film profile] by Emmanuel Mouret (unveiled in the Platform competition at Toronto, four nominations for the 2019 Lumières Awards, in the Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Cinematography categories; 543,000 admissions in France and sold to Netflix outside France, Switzerland, Benelux and Canada).
(Translated from French)
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