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.