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Carnie Folk; Haenel & Lola Duenas Among Performers in Léa Fehner’s “Les ogres”

Respectively coming off red-hot Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight titles in big winner Les Combattants and Alleluia, actresses Adèle Haenel and Lola Dueñas are reteaming (they both appeared in Katell Quillévéré’s Suzanne) on Léa Fehner’s sophomore film which begins lensing next month. According to Cineuropa, Marion Bouvarel, Marc Barbé and the filmmaker’s own father and sister in François and Inès Fehner are also joining the project. Les Ogres digs into the filmmaker’s family background – François Fehner knows a thing or two about pitching up a tent. Bus Films’ Philippe Liégeois is producing.

Gist: Written by Fehner, Catherine Paillé and Brigitte Sy, this revolves around an aging troupe belonging to a traveling theatre company.

Worth Noting: Fehner’s Venice Film Fest selected debut film Silent Voice (see trailer below), won the prestigious Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film.

Do We Care?: Moving away from prison walls to a subject that is entirely familiar to the filmmaker, we’re curious about how she’ll detail the spirit of such a troupe. Look for Les ogres to possibly  pop on somewhere in the Cannes 2015 line-up.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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