Laura Schroeder prepares Maret
- Filming of the project will take place between Lanzarote, Hamburg and Luxembourg from February 2021 until the beginning of April
Luxembourg's Laura Schroeder is now preparing her new project, a drama entitled Maret. The helmer, an alumna of the Sorbonne and of Beaconsfield's National Film and Television School, is best known for Barrage [+see also:
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film profile] (2017), Luxembourg's bid for the best foreign language film at the 90th Academy Awards.
The script of Maret, penned by the director herself, follows the titular woman, played by German actress Susanne Wolff (Bloody Marie [+see also:
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film profile]). A groundbreaking brain surgery to be performed in a clinic in Lanzarote may be her only hope to get her memory back. The problem is: does she really want to remember the person she once was?
The technical crew attached to the project includes DoP Laurent Brunet, editor Andrew Bird, composer Pascal Schumacher, sound designer Carlo Thoss, production designer Christina Schaffer, costume designer Uli Simon, make-up artist Barbara Kreuzer and casting director Mai Seck. Shooting will take place between Lanzarote, Hamburg and Luxembourg from February until the beginning of April. Talking about the project, producer Vincent Quénault told Cineuropa: “If you had the chance to shut off your flaws and weaknesses through brain surgery, would you do it? Laura Schroeder has led a real investigation for Maret to question ethic principles linked to the study of memory and the brain, problems that the scientific world and we as citizens of the current time have to deal with nowadays.”
Maret is being produced by Jeanne Geiben and Vincent Quénault for Luxembourg's Red Lion and Dorothe Beinemeier for Germany's Red Balloon, with additional backing provided by Film Fund Luxembourg and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. The feature is set for release in 2022.
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