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Through the Looking-Glass…Top 200 Most Anticipated Films of 2017: #3. Serge Bozon’s Madame Hyde

Madame Hyde

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.


Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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