email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on reddit pin on Pinterest

PRODUCTION France / Belgium

Shooting due to kick off on Marc Fitoussi’s Valse de Vienne

by 

- A Thelma Films production sold by SND, the director’s latest work stars Karin Viard, Benjamin Biolay, Lucas Englander, Laetitia Dosch and Pascale Arbillot

Shooting due to kick off on Marc Fitoussi’s Valse de Vienne
Actress Karin Viard and actor Benjamin Biolay

The first clapperboard is set to come out on 8 April for Valse de Vienne, the 7th feature film by Marc Fitoussi, following on from La Vie d’artiste [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(2007), Copacabana [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(Cannes Critics’ Week 2010), Pauline détective [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(2012), Paris Follies [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(2014), Mum’s Wrong [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(2016) and the collective film, Smiley (see our article).

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

Standing out among the cast are Karin Viard (Best Actress César in 2000, nominated again in 2005, 2012 and 2015 for The Bélier Family [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
and in 2018 for Jalouse [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
; César for Best Supporting Role in 2003 and 2019 for Little Tickles [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, and further nominations in 1998, 2009, 2011 and 2016; soon to be seen in Lucie Borleteau’s Chanson Douce), Benjamin Biolay (nominated Best Supporting Actor at the César Awards in 2009 for Stella [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
; well-received in Number One [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Memoir of War [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emmanuel Finkiel
film profile
]
, among others; he has just finished filming Chambre 212 [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
by Christophe Honoré), the Austrian, Lucas Englander, Laetitia Dosch (2018 Lumières Award for Best Newcomer and nominated for Best Newcomer at the Cesar Awards in the same year, for Montparnasse Bienvenűe [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Léonor Serraille
film profile
]
; also enjoyed in Act of Panic [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Gaspard At The Wedding [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Antony Cordier
film profile
]
and Our Struggles [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Guillaume Senez
film profile
]
, among others; she has recently finished filming Passion simple by Danielle Arbid) and Pascale Arbillot (at her best in Borderline [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, What If… ? [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 and Little White Lies [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, and in French cinemas on 1 May in Nous finirons ensemble [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
).

Written by Marc Fitoussi and based on the novel, Betrayal, by Swedish author Karin Altvegen, the film is set against the backdrop of Vienna and its imperial palaces, the blue waters of the Danube and… the microscopic French community that lives in the city. The young, well looked-upon couple, Ève and Henri, who are parents to little Malo, have all the makings of a happy life. He is the conductor of the Opéra orchestra, she works at the Institut français. A life without fault, apparently. Until Henri falls for the charms of their son’s schoolteacher…

Produced by Christine Gozlan and David Poirot for Thelma Films, Valse de Vienne is co-produced by Belgian firm Scope Pictures and by SND. Pre-purchased by Canal+ and Ciné+, this feature film is also supported by the screen.brussels fund and by SOFICA funds, Palatine Étoile and Manon. The six-week film shoot is scheduled to run between 8 April and 22 May in Vienna and Brussels, with Antoine Roch helming cinematography. SND is in charge of distribution in France and sales (with the exception of the Benelux Union where sales will be handled by Telescope).

Other titles within the filmography of Thelma Film, a firm which started out with Orchestra Seats [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, are, among others, A Decent Man [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Emmanuel Finkiel, Daydreams [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Caroline Deruas
film profile
]
by Caroline Deruas and The Clink of Ice [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Bertrand Blier.

(Translated from French)

Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.