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CURIOSA

by Lou Jeunet

synopsis

Paris 1895. Pierre Louÿs is a Parisian dandy and poet on the verge of fame. Pierre and his friend Henri De Régnier are both madly in love with Marie de Heredia, the cheeky daughter of their mentor. Despite her feelings for Pierre, Marie eventually marries Henri who has a better situation. Badly hurt, Pierre leaves for Algeria where he meets Zohra, a bewitching local girl with whom he shares a tumultuous relationship and a passion for erotic photography.
One year later, Marie still has weak feelings for her husband and Pierre comes back to Paris with Zohra. As soon as Marie hears the news, she rushes to see Pierre and confesses that she kept herself for him. They quickly start an affair and a game of cat and mouse between many players begins, full of desire, jealousy and photography. They will build their future selves by transgressing the established codes, how far will they go?

international title: Curiosa
original title: Curiosa
country: France
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Lou Jeunet
film run: 95'
release date: FR 3/04/2019
screenplay: Lou Jeunet, Raphaëlle Valbrune-Desplechin
cast: Noémie Merlant, Niels Schneider, Benjamin Lavernhe, Camélia Jordana, Amira Casar, Scali Delpeyrat, Mathilde Warnier, Mélodie Richard, Emilien Diard-Detoeu, Damien Bonnard
cinematography by: Simon Roca
film editing: Anita Roth
art director: Yann Mégard
costumes designer: Valentine Breton des Loys
music: Arnaud Rebotini
executive producer: Olivier Delbosc
associate producer: Emilien Bignon
line producer: Christine de Jekel
production: Curiosa Films, Playtime Productions
backing: Cinémage 12 (FR), Cofinova 14 (FR), Canal+ (FR), Ciné+ (FR), Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) (FR), Région Ile-de-France (FR), Cofinova Développement 13 (FR), Cinémage 12 Développement (FR)
distributor: Memento Films Distribution
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