Filming imminent on Emmanuel Mouret’s Chronique d'une liaison passagère
- Sandrine Kiberlain and Vincent Macaigne lead the cast of this Moby Dick Films production, sold worldwide by Kinology
The first clapperboard is set to slam on Monday 26 April for Chronique d'une liaison passagère, which is the 11th feature-length movie coming courtesy of Emmanuel Mouret who’s a familiar face at the major film festivals (gracing the Directors’ Fortnight in 2004 and 2006, Venice’s Giornate degli Autori in 2007, Locarno’s competition and Piazza Grande sections in 2013 and 2011, and Toronto’s Platform line-up in 2018 with Mademoiselle de Joncquières [+see also:
interview: Emmanuel Mouret
film profile]) and who has just been showered with praise for his latest opus, Love Affair(s) [+see also:
interview: Emmanuel Mouret
film profile] (decorated with the Cannes Film Festival 2020’s Official Selection label, named Best French Film of that same year at the Lumières Awards, earning that same title from the French Syndicate of Film Critics, and garnering 13 nominations at the 2021 Césars).
To lead the cast of Chronique d'une liaison passagère, the director is uniting the likes of Sandrine Kiberlain (soon to be seen in French Tech [+see also:
film profile], On est fait pour s’entendre and Another World) and Vincent Macaigne (recently nominated for the 2021 Best Supporting Role César thanks to his part in Love Affair(s), and hitting cinemas over the coming months in A Night Doctor [+see also:
film profile], Love Song for Tough Guys, The Origin of the World [+see also:
interview: Laurent Lafitte
film profile] and The French Dispatch [+see also:
Written by Emmanuel Mouret and Pierre Giraud, the story centres on a single mother and a married man who become lovers. They have agreed to only meet up for the purposes of a physical affair without any prospect of love, knowing full well their relationship would have no future. But they find themselves more and more surprised by how well they get on, their sense of complicity and the well-being they feel in each other’s company…
Produced by Frédéric Niedermayer on behalf of Moby Dick Films (the director’s faithful companion on all his film journeys), Chronique d'une liaison passagère has been pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, and enjoys the support of the Ile-de-France and PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) regions, where the seven-week film shoot will unfold until 8 June, with Laurent Desmet at the wheel of photography (nominated for the César in his speciality in 2019 and 2021 for his work on Emmanuel Mouret’s last two films). Likewise backed by the SOFICA companies La Banque Postale Image and Indéfilms, the feature film will be distributed in France by Pyramide and sold worldwide by Kinology.
For the record, Moby Dick Films is currently overseeing post-production on Une femme de notre temps by Jean-Paul Civeyrac (read our article) and Tel Aviv-Beyrouth by Michale Boganim (in co-production with Germany and Cyprus).
(Translated from French)
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