Marine Place gets stuck into Souffler plus fort que la mer
by Fabien Lemercier
- Corinne Masiero, Aurélien Recoing and Olivia Ross star in the director’s debut fiction feature, produced by Sensito Films
A renowned director of short films (Rebonds, Le sommeil du Funambule, Traverser) and socially orientated documentaries (Les choix de Valentin, Les z'entonnoirs, Tout à reconstruire), Marine Place has been in Brittany shooting her debut fiction feature, Souffler plus fort que la mer (lit. “Blow Stronger than the Sea”), since 27 September. The cast includes Corinne Masiero (nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in 2013 for Louise Wimmer [+see also:
film profile]), Aurélien Recoing (who rose to fame in Time Out and has appeared in a whole raft of films, including the recent Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
film profile]) and Olivia Ross (who has made regular appearances in the films of Mia Hansen-Love, among others).
Written by the director herself, the story revolves around Julie, a woman in her early twenties who lives on a small island, and always has done. She helps her father on the family fishing boat, The Untameable. However, her father, Loïc, is drowning in debt and decides to get rid of the boat in exchange for a scrappage premium. This decision has a profound impact on the lives of each of the family members. Julie takes refuge in music: her saxophone sweeps her along on a journey to the farthest reaches of herself, to the very edge of madness...
Produced by Stéphanie Douet for Sensito Films (which has Crawl [+see also:
interview: Hervé Lasgouttes
film profile], the Europa Cinemas Label at Venice Days 2012, to its credit), Souffler plus fort que la mer is co-produced by Agm Factory. Backed by the Brittany region and Pictanovo, the movie will be distributed in France by Zelig. The shoot, which is taking place on the island of Hoëdic (in the Morbihan department), will wrap on 25 October.
(Translated from French)