Honoré’s Les Biens-Aimés to close fest
by Fabien Lemercier
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)
Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.