Louis-Do de Lencquesaing preparing La Sainte Famille
by Fabien Lemercier
- CANNES 2016: Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuelle Devos, Ludivine Sagnier, Emmanuelle Riva, Marthe Keller and Vincent Macaigne set to star
He may be at the Cannes Film Festival as an actor, featuring among the cast of The Dancer [+see also:
film profile] by Stéphanie di Giusto, but Louis-Do de Lencquesaing is also preparing La Sainte Famille, his second feature as a director, following In a Rush [+see also:
film profile] (revealed in the 2012 Critics' Week). The cast includes Melvil Poupaud (also present on the Croisette in In Bed with Victoria [+see also:
interview: Justine Triet
film profile]), Emmanuelle Devos, Ludivine Sagnier, Emmanuelle Riva, Marthe Keller and Vincent Macaigne.
Co-written by the director and Jérôme Beaujour, the story revolves around a renowned anthropologist who becomes the Minister for Family, just as he is caught up in events that are shaking his own family to the core.
Produced by Gaëlle Bayssière for Everybody on Deck, La Sainte Famille, the shoot for which will get under way in September, is backed by the CNC's advance on receipts and will be distributed in France by Pyramide Distribution.
(Translated from French)