To the Edge of Sorrow
Michel Spinosa is helming his highest profile project to date with his fifth feature, To the Edge of Sorrow, produced by Sylvie Pialat and director Cristian Mungiu. The title will star Cosmina Stratan, who won Best Actress at Cannes for her role in Mungiu’s 2012 drama Beyond the Hills. Spinosa’s last title was 2014’s Son epouse with Charlotte Gainsbourg, but he may be most recognizable as a director for his 2007 drama Anna M., which featured Isabelle Carre in a Cesar nominated performance. His 1994 directorial debut Emmene-moi competed in Locarno but Spinosa has written several features for director Gilles Bourdos, including Afterwards (2008), Renoir (2012) and Endangered Species (2017).
Gist: Based on Holocaust survivor Aharon Appelfeld’s book, To the Edge of Sorrow’s focus is a Jewish teen who escapes from the Nazis into the mountains and joins an organized resistance movement hiding there.
Release Date/Prediction: Spinosa’s shoot began in September 2019. Based on his producers and production period, we’d expect Spinosa to have his first premiere at Cannes, potentially in Un Certain Regard.