Venice’s Critics’ Week, Berlinale and Locarno filmmaker Stéphane Demoustier is set to begin production on his fourth feature film which will film in May on the island of Corsica. There appears to have been a change in location as the initial title was “Ibiza.” We’ve yet to get a logline on Borgo but we found out a bit late in the casting process that Hafsia Herzi and the less known Moussa Mansaly will topline the project. Demoustier’s last film the courtroom thriller The Girl with a Bracelet (read review) “offers a surprising amount of jealousy and sexuality lurks beneath the façade of normalcy between two teen girls which makes for gripping melodrama in an oft-acrimonious courtroom drama.” Borgo is produced by Petit Film and France 3 Cinéma.
Herzi as we know as quickly mounted her career as a filmmaker hitting the Cannes Film Festival twice, first with Tu mérites un amour (2019) and Bonne mère (2021) and she is slowly setting up shop for her third feature titled, The Youngest Daughter. Fellow Tunisian-French Saïd Ben Saïd will likely produce that project as well.