EXCLUSIVE: Laure Calamy to topline Les Inséparables
- Tuesday 3 October will see the first clapperboard slam on Anne-Sophie Bailly’s debut feature film, produced by Les Films Pelléas and sold by Les Films du Losange
A graduate of La Fémis who turned heads with her short film La Ventrière (which competed in Clermont-Ferrand’s national competition in 2022), Anne-Sophie Bailly is due to kick off filming on her debut feature film Les Inséparables on 3 October. The cast is led by Laure Calamy (awarded the Best Actress César and Lumière trophies in 2021 for My Donkey, My Lover & I [+see also:
film profile], nominated for the César in the same category in 2022 and 2023 thanks to Her Way [+see also:
film profile] and Full Time [+see also:
interview: Eric Gravel
film profile] - which won her the Orizzonti Prize in Venice 2021 - and hitting French cinemas on 17 January in Iris et les hommes), who’ll be shored up by Charles Peccia-Galletto and Julie Froger.
Written by the director, the story revolves around Mona who lives with her thirty-something grandson, Joël, in a modest flat in Créteil. Joël is "late", as they say. He works in a specialised centre. He is passionately in love with his colleague Océane, who is also disabled. But Mona knows nothing about this relationship. When Océane becomes pregnant, a choice has to be made, and the close relationship between mother and son is shaken.
Les Inséparables is produced by David Thion and Philippe Martin on behalf of Les Films Pelléas, in co-production with France 3 Cinéma and Pictanovo. Pre-purchased by Canal+, Ciné+ and France Télévisions, the feature film also enjoys support in the form of an advance on receipts from the CNC, as well as backing from the Ile-de-France Region, the Les Uns et Les Autres grant and the SOFICA company La Banque Postale Image. The 36-day film shoot will unfold between 3 October and 17 November in the Hauts-de-France and Ile-de-France regions, as well as in Belgium (in Ath), with Nader Chalhoub heading up photography. Distribution in France and international sales are both in the hands of Les Films du Losange.
For the record, Les Films Pelléas are currently shooting Près des yeux, près du coeur by Christophe Honoré (read our article) and are outshining themselves with the Palme d’Or won by Justine Triet’s Anatomy of a Fall [+see also:
interview: Justine Triet
film profile], which has recorded close to a million admissions in French cinemas. The projects Une part manquante by Guillaume Senez (read our news) and L’Effacement by Karim Moussaoui are also in preparation.
(Translated from French)
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