Honoré’s Les Biens-Aimés to close fest
Christophe Honoré’s Les Biens-Aimés (“The Beloved”, see news) looks certain to close the 64th Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22, 2011). The French director (41) will thus return to the Croisette for the fourth time after Seventeen Times Cécile Cassard (Un Certain Regard, 2002), Inside Paris [+see also:
film profile] (Directors’ Fortnight, 2006) and Love Songs [+see also:
film profile] (Competition, 2007).
Honoré’s eighth feature, which once again takes inspiration from musical comedy, stars Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier, Louis Garrel, Paul Schneider and Milos Forman.
Les Biens-Aimés was produced by Why Not Productions. Its €6.8m budget included co-production support from France2 Cinéma, pre-acquisitions from Canal + and Orange Cinéma Séries, and backing from the Ile-de-France region. 70% co-produced by France, 20% by the UK and 10% by the Czech Republic, the film will be released in French theatres on August 24 by Le Pacte.
International sales are being handled by Celluloid Dreams.
(Translated from French)
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