Benoît Jacquot films 3 Hearts
by Fabien Lemercier
- Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Benoît Poelvoorde and Chiara Mastroianni in the cast. A Franco-German-Belgian film managed by Rectangle
Since September 16, Benoît Jacquot has been filming his 21st feature in the Ile-de-France region: 3 Hearts. The cast of this Franco-German-Belgian coproduction handled by Rectangle features Catherine Deneuve (currently in theatres in France, Belgium and Finland with On My Way [+see also:
film profile] which will be released on Thursday in Denmark and on November 1 in Sweden and Norway), Charlotte Gainsbourg (who just played in Everything Will Be Fine by Wim Wenders and who will be in Nymphomaniac [+see also:
interview: Louise Vesth
film profile] by Lars von Trier in late 2013-early 2014, in January in Jacky in Women’s Kingdom by Riad Sattouf and in April in Son épouse by Michel Spinosa), Belgian actor Benoît Poelvoorde (recently appreciated in A Place on Earth [+see also:
film profile] and in theatres in 2014 with Akwaba by Benoît Mariage and La rançon de la gloire by Xavier Beauvois) and Chiara Mastroianni (who replaced Léa Seydoux, who was initially going to play the role but then decided to work on Saint Laurent by Bertrand Bonello, also currently in filming - news).
Written by the director (recently successful with Farewell My Queen [+see also:
interview: Benoît Jacquot
film profile]) and Julien Boivent, the screenplay begins one night, in the countryside. Marc misses his train to head back to Paris and meets Sylvie. They wander until the morning, talking about everything but themselves, in complete harmony. When Marc leaves, they agree to meet a few days later. Sylvie goes to the meeting but not Marc. As he looks for her, he meets another woman, Sophie, without knowing she is Sylvie’s sister. Marc and Sylvie will be reunited, their bond still intact. It is however too late...
Produced by Edouard Weil and Alice Girard for Rectangle Productions (who teams up for the second time with Benoît Jacquot after Villa Amalia [+see also:
film profile] in 2009), 3 Hearts is coproduced by the Germans from Pandora Film, the Belgians from Scope Pictures and Arte France Cinéma. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature is also backed by the Ile-de-France region (where the majority of the 45 days of filming will take place before ending with two weeks in Valence, in the Rhône-Alpes region), the German fund NRW (Rhénanie-du-Nord-Westphalie) and the Sofica Soficinéma, Cinémage and Palatine Etoile. The French distribution will be handled by Wild Bunch and international sales by Elle Driver.
Rectangle Productions will launch in French theatres Me Myself and Mum [+see also:
film profile] by Guillaume Gallienne (an attraction of the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes – read the review) on November 20, 100% Cachemire by Valérie Lemercier (article) on December 11 and Tonnerre by Guillaume Brac (discovered in competition in Locarno - review) on January 29. The Parisian company also manages Etats de femmes by Katia Lewkowicz (article) in post-production.
(Translated from French)
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