Director: Serge Bozon
Writers: Serge Bozon, Axelle Ropert
Serge Bozon’s sophomore effort, Tip Top (2013) was among our favorite 2014 US theatrical releases, and still remains an underappreciated title. Bozon, whose first film was 2007’s offbeat wartime musical La France, has become an increasingly unpredictable talent, and we’re highly anticipating his recently announced third feature, Madame Hyde, a loose adaptation of the famous Robert Louis Stevenson short story, adapted famously by many auteurs (Rouben Mamoulian, Victor Fleming, and Walerian Borowczyk included). Along with his regular co-scribe Axelle Ropert, Bozon reunites with Isabelle Huppert (who starred in Tip Top), who portrays Mrs. Gequil, a shy teacher at a vocational college who experiences weird urges following a failed experiment. Bozon’s film aims to be a contemporary portrait of the education system and the relationship between teachers and student. Notably, this is the third pairing of Huppert and Depardieu following their recent on-screen reunion in 2015’s Valley of Love.
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Gerard Depardieu, Romain Duris
Production Co./Producer(s): Les Films Pelleas’ David Thion, Arte France Cinema
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. MK2 (domestic/international).
Release Date: With the project recently securing funding, production is set to take place this fall. Bozon’s last two features both secured a premiere in the Directors’ Fortnight line-up, so we expect to see him reappear there at Cannes 2017.