Louise Bourgoin to star in Nicole Garcia’s Going Away
by Fabien Lemercier
- This August, the director will start filming her seventh feature starring Louise Bourgoin, Pierre Rochefort, and Dominique Sanda. A Films Pelléas production
On August 13, Nicole Garcia will start filming her seventh feature: Going Away (Un beau dimanche. According to our information, the director of Place Vendôme (in the competition in Venice in 1998), The Adversary (in the competition at Cannes in 2002), and Charlie Says [+see also:
film profile] (which vied for the Palme d’Or in 2006) has chosen to give the main role in the film to rising star Louise Bourgoin (The Girl from Monaco [+see also:
film profile], The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec [+see also:
film profile], Black Heaven [+see also:
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film profile]). Pierre Rochefort (Nicole Garcia and Jean Rochefort’s son) and the legendary Dominique Sanda, who has not been on a film set for a few years, will also be in the cast.
Written by the director with her loyal accomplice Jacques Fieschi, the screenplay tells the tale of an unexpected meeting. Baptiste, a loner, is a school teacher in the South of France. During the long weekend of the Pentecost, he finds himself having to look after a student forgotten behind by his negligent father who got the weekend wrong. Sandra is a beautiful woman who, after many affairs, works on a beach near Montpellier. A sporadic mother who wants to win back her son’s affection, she welcomes him and Baptiste into her bungalow by the beach…
Produced by Philippe Martin for Les Films Pelléas, Going Away will be co-produced by France 3 Cinéma and has received support from the Languedoc Roussillon region. Filming will last from August 13 to October 16. Diaphana will handle the film’s distribution in France, while Wild Bunch will be in charge of international sales.
Les Films Pelléas recently unveiled the promising Alyah [+see also:
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film profile] by Mia Hansen-Love, a film to be released on June 22 in Italy and on September 27 in Germany.
(Translated from French)
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