End of filming in sight for Gabriel Le Bomin’s Libres
by Fabien Lemercier
- The director turns to June 1940 with Lambert Wilson and Isabelle Carré in the roles of Charles and Yvonne de Gaulle. A Vertigo production sold by SND
Final stretch for the filming of Libres, the third feature from Gabriel Le Bomin, revealed with Fragments of Antonin [+see also:
film profile] (nominated for the Best First Film César award in 2007) and who then directed The Adversary [+see also:
film profile] (2010) and Nos Patriotes [+see also:
film profile] (2017). Heading the cast are Lambert Wilson (nominated three times for the Best Actor César award, including in 2011 for Of Gods and Men [+see also:
interview: Xavier Beauvois
film profile], and who will be in December in Régis Roinsard’s The Translators and next year in Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta) and Isabelle Carré (winner of the Best Actress César award in 2003 and nominated in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011; noted in, among other films, Marie's Story [+see also:
film profile], 21 Nights with Pattie [+see also:
film profile] and recently seen in Cannes’ ACID programme in Blind Spot [+see also:
film profile]) in the roles of Charles and Yvonne de Gaulle.
Written by the director together with Valérie Ranson-Enguiale, the film is set in June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is faced with the military and political collapse of France. It is a time for decisions and for jumping into the unknown. Charles de Gaulle goes to London to try and continue the fight, while Yvonne de Gaulle, forced to flee with her three children, tries to escape the march of the Germans…
Produced by Farid Lahouassa and Aïssa Djabri for Vertigo Productions, Libres is co-produced by Les Films de La Baleine, SND, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma and Les Productions du Renard. Pre-bought by France 2, France 3, Canal+ and Ciné+, the feature is also supported by the Ile-de-France region and by Pictanovo ( Hauts-de-France region). The eight and a half weeks of shooting, which began on 26 June, will end in London with Jean-Marie Dreujou as Director of Photography (nominated for a Best Cinematography César award in 1997, 2000 and 2005, and already a collaborator of the director on Nos Patriotes). French distribution and international sales will be handled by SND.
(Translated from French)
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