Sous le ciel d’Alice
For her directorial debut, celebrated short film director Chloé Mazlo will have Sous le ciel d’Alice (translated as Under Alice’s Sky) on hand for 2020. Produced by Moby Dick Films’ Frederic Niedermayer (Mademoiselle de Joncquières), Mazlo has nabbed Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher and Lebanese-Quebecois playwright Wajdi Mouawad (Incendies, 2009) to headline the production. Cinematographer Hélène Louvart (Happy as Lazzaro, 2018; Invisible Life, 2019) is lensing the Moby Duck Films production. Mazlo’s 2015 short “The Little Stones” received a Cesar while her animated 2010 short documentary “Deyrouth” was well-received and well-traveled on the festival circuit.
Gist: Co-written by Yacine Badday and set in the 1950s, Alice (Rohrwacher) leaves behind Switzerland for Lebanon. There, she experiences the best years of her life in the sun-soaked paradise. But the threat of war eventually mars her idyll.
Release Date/Prediction: Mazlo began principal photography in November 2019. We anticipate her debut to be ready in time for Venice 2020.