They’ve appeared together on Félix Moati’s Deux fils and will be seen in Quentin Dupieux’s future Fumer fait tousser, Anaïs Demoustier & Vincent Lacoste are set to topline what could be a malaise-filled post WWII portrait for Katell Quillévéré. It’s a project we’ve been keeping tabs on and we finally have a production start date which logically makes this aa part of the Cannes hopefuls conversation for 2023. Production begins in the month of May for Le temps d’aimer and a closer look at the synopsis means we’ll be looking at two individual characters who go the coupling route but who are indeed escaping their troubled pasts. Suppression, guilt and elusiveness should all be present here.
On a beach in Normandy, Madeleine, a waitress in a hotel-restaurant, mother of a little boy, meets François, a rich and educated student. The force of attraction that pushes them towards each other is commensurate with the secret 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 destiny with his own.
Les Films du Bélier, Les Films Pelléas and Frakas Productions will be producing Le temps d’aimer. Quillévéré’s 2010’s Love Like Poison and 2013’s Suzanne both played at the Cannes Film Festival.