Love Lasts Three Years for novelist-turned-director Beigbeder
by Fabien Lemercier
Having already had his work adapted for the big screen in Jan Kounen’s 99 Francs [+see also:
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The film stars Swiss-Slovenian comedian Gaspard Proust, Louise Bourgoin (nominee for the Best Female Newcomer César 2009 for The Girl From Monaco [+see also:
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Co-scripted by the director, Christophe Turpin and Gilles Verdiani, the film chronicles the disappointments of Marc Marronnier, who is disillusioned by everything and everyone, and can’t bear the idea of divorcing a women he no longer really loves. This classic storyline is spiced up by Beigbeder’s characteristically caustic style typified by a phrase from the novel: "The first year, you buy furniture. The second year, you move the furniture. The third year, you divide up the furniture".
Produced by Michaël Gentile and Lauraine Heftler for The Film and by Alain Kruger for Akn Productions, Love Lasts Three Years has co-production support from France 2 Cinéma and EuropaCorp, pre-acquisitions from Canal+ and Ciné+ and a Belgian tax shelter through Scope Invest.
Having kicked off on the Basque coast, shooting continues in Paris where it will wrap on July 8. EuropaCorp will release the film in French theatres on January 18, 2012, and is also handling international sales.
The Film, who produced The Ordeal [+see also:
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(Translated from French)
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