Bettina Oberli to start shooting her latest film Le Vent tourne
by Giorgia Del Don
- On 7 August filming will begin for the Swiss director’s latest film, produced by Swiss company Rita Productions and French company Silex Films
After her film Lovely Louise [+see also:
film profile] (nominated in 2014 for the Swiss Film Award), Bettina Oberli is back talking about couples, freedom and courage, with her latest film (her first French-language film), Le Vent tourne.
The film brings together a cast of three young but well-known actors: French actors Mélanie Thierry (nominated for the César for Best Supporting Actress in 2017 for her role in The Dancer [+see also:
film profile] by Stéphanie di Giusto) and Pierre Deladonchamps (winner of the César for Most Promising Actor in 2014 for Stranger by the Lake [+see also:
interview: Alain Guiraudie
film profile] by Alain Guiraudie) and Portuguese actor Nuno Lopes (winner of the award for Best Actor in the Orizzonti section of Venice 2016 for Saint George [+see also:
Q&A: Marco Martins
film profile] by Marco Martins). Completing the cast is young Russian dancer and actress Anastasia Shevtsova, discovered in Angelin Preljcaj and Valérie Müller’s film Polina [+see also:
interview: Angelin Preljocaj, Valérie …
film profile]. The film is being made by an all-female crew with editing by Pauline Gaillard and a soundtrack by Swiss-born Sophie Hunger (nominated for the César for Best Original Score for the multi-award-winning My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
interview: Claude Barras
film profile] by Claude Barras).
Le Vent tourne tells the story of a couple of scrappy and impassioned thirty-somethings, Alex (Pierre Deladonchamps) and Pauline (Mélanie Thierry) who took over the family farm some years ago. They’re determined to keep their land at all costs, but risk losing the connection that binds them together as a couple. This increasingly unstable balance wavers even more with the arrival of the intriguing Samuel (Nuno Lopes), an engineer sent to install the wind turbine that will finally make them energy-independent. A revolution that slowly but surely goes from being practical to sentimental. The wind is changing, as the title suggests, perhaps for the best but perhaps not. It’s up to Pauline to decide.
Le Vent tourne is being produced by Swiss company Rita Productions and French company Silex Films. The film is being supported for Switzerland’s part by the Federal Office of Culture, RTS, Cinéforom and Loterie Romande, Suissimage and the Zurich Film Foundation. Meanwhile French support is being provided by the CNC, ARP Sélection and Canal+.
(Translated from Italian)
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