Peter Von Kant
Having recently crossed off the name of Sophie Marceau on his working with great French actresses bingo card with his last film (Tout s’est bien passé), his latest project, which began filming earlier last year, features the iconic Isabelle Adjani and the participation of Rainer Werner Fassbinder protégé Hanna Schygulla. Selected as the opening film for the next edition of the Berlin Intl. Film Festival, François Ozon makes a rare entry into biopic and film about a film genre and reteams with his By the Grace of God cinematographer Manuel Dacosse.
Gist: An adaptation of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, the character of Petra von Kant is instead a male character (played by Denis Menochet).
Release Date/Prediction: This opens the Berlinale on February 10th.