Le plus vivant possible
With three shorts under her belt and noteworthy second assistant director gigs for Maïwenn’s Polisse and Bavo Defurne’s Souvenir, Belgian filmmaker Delphine Girard has in part charted a course into feature filmmaking with a project that is, in some capacity, based on Une soeur – the short film that won her a trip to the final round of the Oscars in the Best Live Action Short Film (2020). With production set to begin in March in Brussels, Girard with reteamed with Veerle Baetens, Selma Alaoui and Guillaume Duhesme with the added presence of Anne Dorval. Le plus vivant possible won the ArteKino International Award as part of the Coproduction Village of Les Arcs Film Festival in 2020.
Gist: The feature is possibly based on her 2020 short.
Release Date/Prediction: Venice Film Festival’s parallel sections (either The Critics’ Week and Giornate degli Autori) could be an option – but 2023 might be a safer bet.