Pyramide launches High Society by Julie Lopes Curval
by Fabien Lemercier
- The distributor bets on an in-house production starring Ana Girardot and Bastien Bouillon
A Golden Camera Award at Cannes in 2002 with Seaside, Julie Lopes Curval who later directed You and Me [+see also:
film profile] (2006) and Hidden Diaries [+see also:
film profile] (2009), is back today in cinemas with her 4th feature film: High Society [+see also:
film profile]. Produced, distributed in France and sold internationally by Pyramide, the film’s cast includes rising star Ana Girardot (revealed in Lights Out [+see also:
film profile], impressing in the TV series The Returned, appearing on 19 November next in La prochaine fois je viserai le cœur), Bastien Bouillon (spotted in 2 Autumns 3 Winters [+see also:
film profile]), Baptiste Lecaplain, Aurélia Petit, Spanish actor Sergi Lopez and India Hair.
Written by the director and Sophie Hiet with the collaboration of Vincent Mariette, the screenplay was inspired by Martin Eden from Jack London and The House of Mirth from Edith Wharton. The plot centres on Alice, 20 years old, living in Bayeux, in Normandy. She works in the woollen industry, creating dyes and making clothes. She doesn’t know what to do with this innate talent of hers, until she meets Agnès, a rich Parisian who helps her to get into a prestigious school of applied arts. Alice leaves everything behind to go live in Paris. There she meets Antoine, Agnès’ son. An intense love affair develops between them. Antoine appreciates Alice’s sincerity and innocence, traits that allow him an escape from the bourgeois milieu that he rejects. Alice, thanks to Antoine, gets an insider’s view into a world that fascinates her: "high society". She is offered culture and she gives herself over entirely. At the risk of getting lost...
Worth noting among the seven other new works this Wednesday are The Double [+see also:
film profile] from British Richard Ayoade (read the critique - with Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska appearing - Mars Distribution), the French-Israeli co-production The Dune [+see also:
interview: Yossi Aviram
film profile] from Yossif Aviram (discovered at San Sebastian – see the video interview with the director - distribution Le Pacte) and the French production The Great Man from Sarah Léonor (article - with Belgian Jérémie Renier in the cast - distribution Bac Films).
(Translated from French)
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