Provost reunites with Moreau on Où Va la Nuit
Shooting starts next Tuesday in Nord-Pas-de-Calais on the fourth feature by Martin Provost, whose latest work, Séraphine [+see also:
film profile], won three Cesars in 2009, including Best Film.
For his French/Belgian co-production Où Va la Nuit (“Where the Night Goes”), the director reunites with Yolande Moreau (Best Actress Cesar in 2005 for When the Sea Rises and in 2009 for Séraphine). She heads a cast that includes Arthur Dupont (Bus Palladium [+see also:
film profile], Draft Dodgers [+see also:
interview: Nicolas Steil
film profile]), Edith Scob (Summer Hours [+see also:
film profile]), Laurent Capelluto (A Christmas Tale [+see also:
film profile]) and Belgium’s Valentijn Dhaenens (The Misfortunates [+see also:
interview: Felix van Groeningen
film profile]) and Jan Hammenecker.
Adapted by Provost from Irish writer Keith Ridgway’s novel The Long Falling, Où Va la Nuit centres on the character of Rose. Regularly beaten by her alcoholic husband, she decides to escape from this hell by running him over in the car. Then she covers up her crime before leaving to go find her gay son, Thomas, in Brussels.
There, she hopes to find the support she needs, but Thomas is bogged down in his own contradictions and cannot imagine that his mother could have murdered his father.
Produced by Julie Salvador for Christmas in July , Où Va la Nuit has co-production support from Paris-based F comme Film and Belgium’s Artémis Productions, backing from Eurimages and the Belgian French Community, pre-acquisitions from Canal +, Ciné Cinéma and RTBF, funding from Sofica Cinemage and La Banque Postale, and a production grant from CRRAV (Nord-Pas-de-Calais region).
Lensed by DoP Agnès Godard, the film will have a 44-day shoot in Sud-Avesnois, Lille and Brussels. French theatrical distribution will be handled by Diaphana, while international sales are still under negotiation.
(Translated from French)
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