Director: Rebecca Zlotowski
Writer(s): Zlotowski and Gaëlle Macé
Producer(s): Les Films Velvet’s Frédéric Jouve
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Léa Seydoux, Tahar Rahim, Olivier Gourmet, Denis Ménochet
I’m always on the lookout for smart French cinema from up-and-coming talents, and this is exactly where writer/director Rebecca Zlotowski situates herself. Belle Épine, her impressive debut film about teenage rebellion (also starring Léa Seydoux) traveled well on the fest circuit since it premiered in Cannes, and she has managed to parlay this into a sophomore pic that includes supporting talents from the likes of Tahar Rahim, Olivier Gourmet and Denis Ménochet.
Gist: This is being coined as a complex romance set in the backdrop of France’s nuclear power industry.
Release Date: Shooting began in August of ’12 which points to a showing at the Cannes Film Festival in either the Directors’ Fortnight or Un Certain Regard section.
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