As we mentioned before, the Cannes Film Festival was going to figure out a way in which to honor some of their fallen comrades of the past year and what better way to pay tribute than by giving them the least liked slot you can find at the fest. Claude Miller’s Thérèse Desqueyroux will close out this year’s fest with starlets Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche and Anaïs Demoustier walking up the red carpet on 27 May in the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals. The French filmmaker who had passed away at the beginning of the month had put the final touches on a period film that is set to be released domestically in November.
Based on the 1927 François Mauriac novel, this is the story of an unhappy wife who struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting. Lellouche plays Bernard – the once supportive husband who decides to isolate his wife after taking one too may gulps of poison, while Demoustier takes on younger sister Anne, whose life is the polar opposite of her old sis Thérèse Desqueyroux (Tautou). Expect Tautou to borrow from some of the maliciousness we might have found in her perf in Coco Before Chanel.