Youth, politics and radicalism in Pagnot’s Les Lendemains
by Fabien Lemercier
19/09/2011 - The eight-week shoot starts today in Brittany on Bénédicte Pagnot’s debut feature, Les Lendemains (“The Tomorrows”), about the coming-of-age experiences of a young girl who turns to political and social radicalism. The cast stars Pauline Parigot (pictured) making her big-screen debut, and Pauline Acquart (Water Lilies [trailer]).
Co-scripted by the director and Emmanuelle Mougne, the film centres on 18-year-old Audrey. With her baccalaureate under her belt, she leaves her family for the big city, university and sociology studies.
She moves in with a flatmate she doesn’t know, who is very politically engaged, light years away from the life that Audrey has led up to now. With one thing leading to another, the student meets people who are more radical in their way of thinking as well as living, until the day she decides to join them in a squat.
Produced by Gilles Padovani for Rennes-based Mille et Une Films, Les Lendemains has received an advance on receipts from the National Film and Moving Image Centre (CNC), co-production support from AGM Factory, TV Rennes 35 and the Union of local television companies in Brittany, and backing from the Brittany region.
Shooting will take place in Rennes and Caen, among other places. UFO Distribution will release the film in French theatres in spring 2012, while international sales are still under negotiation.
(Translated from French)