Audrey Fleurot and Michael Nyqvist to star in L’amour qu’il nous faut
by Laura Nanchino
- Filming on the debut feature film of French filmmaker Nathalie Marchak is scheduled to start at the end of 2015
Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist (John Wick, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Millenium [+see also:
interview: Niels Arden Oplev
interview: Søren Stærmose
film profile]) and French actress Audrey Fleurot (The Intouchables [+see also:
film profile], Spiral, Un Village Française) are set to team up, along with Eriq Ebouaney (Lumumba, Case Départ [+see also:
film profile]), Pascal Elbé (Le Fils de l’Autre [+see also:
film profile]) and François-Xavier Demaison (Coluche [+see also:
film profile]), in L'amour qu'il nous faut, the debut feature film of Nathalie Marchak.
L’amour qu’il nous faut follows a French lawyer in her forties (Fleurot), who longs for a baby, on a business trip to Tangier in Morocco. When an illegal Nigerian immigrant leaves a white baby in the lawyer’s arms while she’s asleep and then flees, our protagonist goes in search of the child’s mother with the help of a humanitarian doctor (Nyqvist).
“I wrote the storyline on the back of real events. A few years ago I went to Tangier and lived with illegal immigrants. At one point, I was with a woman who placed her baby in my arms. That really moved me. This is a very bright, humanistic film, with an essential message: motherhood creates a universal link”, the filmmaker explained to Cineuropa.
“When you read it, the storyline is very striking. It carries you forward, moves you. The film has an impressive energy to it. Over the next few months we will be making something with a life force of its own, added the producer Laura Briand for Les Films d’Ici 2.
Co-produced with Stone Angels, filming for L’amour qu’il nous faut will start at the end of 2015 in Paris and Morocco, with Romain Winding (who won a César Award for Best Cinematography for Farewell, My Queen [+see also:
interview: Benoît Jacquot
film profile]) in charge of photography. The film will be distributed in France by Sophie Dulac Distribution.
(Translated from French)