Pictanovo backing Je vous souhaite d'être follement aimée
by Fabien Lemercier
- The second feature film by Ounie Lecomte will begin shooting in June, with Céline Sallette heading up the cast of this Gloria Films production
The French Nord-Pas-de-Calais region has selected (via Pictanovo) the second feature film by Ounie Lecomte, Je vous souhaite d'être follement aimée [+see also:
film profile], as a title that it will back to the tune of €165,000. After shooting to fame with A Brand New Life [+see also:
film profile], which was presented out of competition at Cannes in 2009 and won a host of awards at international festivals, the director (who was born in Korea and arrived in France aged nine, following her adoption) will begin shooting her new opus in June, according to Cineuropa’s sources. The movie will star Céline Sallette (nominated for the César for Best Newcomer in 2012 for her role in House of Tolerance [+see also:
interview: Adèle Haenel
film profile], recently praised for her performance in My Soul Healed by You [+see also:
film profile], and set to appear on screens soon in Geronimo by Tony Gatlif, Vie sauvage by Cédric Kahn and La French, among others films), Anne Benoît and Françoise Lebrun.
Written by the director together with Agnès de Sacy, the story revolves around Elisa, a physiotherapist. As her relationship with her partner is on the brink of collapse, she leaves to move in with her young son, Noé, in Dunkirk, a city where she was born to an unidentified mother. Six months earlier, Elisa had set about doing some research of her own, but the anonymous mother who had abandoned her had refused to reveal her identity. As she perseveres in her impossible search for her unknown mother, her past and their history together, Elisa refuses to give up and wants to be able to understand – but fate will shatter her hopes...
Produced by Laurent Lavolée for Gloria Films (the producer of A Brand New Life), Je vous souhaite d'être follement aimée is benefitting from a promised advance on receipts by the CNC and a pre-purchase by Ciné+. Distribution in French theatres will be handled by Diaphana and international sales by Films Distribution. The shoot will take place during June and July in Ile-de-France and Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
(Translated from French)