Déak set to start shooting La Grande Vie
by Fabien Lemercier
Parents who don’t take responsibility for their own children is the subject explored by young filmmaker Marina Déak in her debut feature La Grande Vie, which starts shooting in Paris on Monday.
The comedy-drama stars the director, Aurelien Recoing (The Rest of the Night [+see also:
film profile]), Yann Guillemot, Renaud Deshesdin, Agnès Château, Eva Karera and Delphine Chuillot (Park, Pola X).
Written by Déak (acclaimed for her shorts, in particular Les Profondeurs in 2005), La Grande Vie centres on the young mother of a little boy. The latter lives with his grandmother for neither of his separated parents can take on the role of bringing up a child. This gives rise to endless discussions and arguments.
Produced by Agnès Vallée and Emmanuel Barraux for 31 Juin Films, La Grande Vie has a small budget that includes a €450,000 advance on receipts from the National Film Centre (CNC) and backing from the Picardy region. The producers have scheduled seven weeks of shooting in the Paris area and Picardy (3 weeks).
The title – which is set to be completed in April 2009 – will be released domestically by Shellac.
(Translated from French)
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