Le Temps d’aimer
Production on Katell Quillévéré‘s highly anticipated fourth film began in June of last year in northern, France. Anaïs Demoustier and Vincent Lacoste toplined the tale co-written by Quillévéré and Gilles Taurand. The tale is inspired by Quillévéré’s own grandmother true life story – about a brief love affair with a German officer during WWII which she kept secret all her life. Les Films Pelléas’ David Thion and Philippe Martin (Winter Boy) and Les Films du Bélier’s Justin Taurand (Coma) produced the film. Quillévéré’s first pair of films played on the Croisette in Cannes – 2010’s Love Like Poison and 2013’s Suzanne. She could return there once again.
Gist: 1947. On a beach, Madeleine (Demoustier), a waitress in a hotel restaurant, mother of a little boy, meets François (Lacoste), a rich and cultivated student. The force of attraction that pushes them towards each other is commensurate with the secrecy that each carries. If we know what Madeleine wants to leave behind by following this young man, we discover over time, what François is desperately trying to flee by mixing Madeleine’s fate with his.
Release Date/Prediction: This will be gunning for a Cannes entry – Un Certain Regard and the Directors’ Fortnight are valid options.