Director: Stéphane Brizé
Writers: Stéphane Brizé, Florence Vignon
Following his critically acclaimed The Measure of Man, which took home a Best Actor award for Vincent Lacoste at 2015, Stéphane Brizé has quickly moved onto his next project, an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant with Une Vie (One Life). Once again, Brizé re-teams with co-writer Vignon (Mademoiselle Chambon, A Few Hours of Spring) to adapt a tale centered on a hypersensitive woman unaccustomed the world’ cruelty. In essence, this sounds quite similar to Measure, but from a feminine perspective. Brizé often fleshes out characters and scenarios set within the confines of the working class, often to very eloquent effect. While Lacoste (who has starred in his last three features) is not returning this time, Brizé casts notables such as Yolande Moreau, Jean-Pierre Darroussin and Jalil Lespert.
Cast: Yolande Moreau, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Jalil Lespert
Production Co./Producers:TS Productions’ Milena Poylo and Gilles Sacuto, Versus Productions
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic) Diaphan Films (international).
Release Date: With filming underway, we’re assuming Brizé has his eyes on returning to the Cannes lineup following his success in 2015.