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Our Children….One Roof: Cédric Kahn Joins Bejo in “Lafosse’s L’economie d’un couple”

Cineuropa reports that Red Lights/Roberto Succo director Cédric Kahn will be the significant other in Joachim Lafosse’s L’economie d’un couple. Kahn who often moonlights as an actor joins the already announced Berenice Bejo on the project which was announced during Cannes. Wasting no time with the eventual (Locarno or Venice is earmarked) unveiling of Les Chevaliers Blancs, Lafosse commenced production on his seventh feature film this week on a project that is a topical economic reality: splitsville in the middle class.


Gist: Written by Mazarine Pingeot and Fanny Burdino, the dramedy centers onMarie and Thierry, a middle-class couple with kids who separate and argue over who owns what. Their solution is to continue living under the same roof. She bought the apartment they live in with their children but he’s the one who completely renovated it. As Thierry can’t afford to find somewhere else to live, they are forced to remain living together. On the day of reckoning, each tries to hold on to what they think they contributed to their life together.

Worth Noting: This is the first time Lafosse directs a film that he did not draft.

Do We Care?: Bejo brings clout to a project that has an outside chance at breaking into next year’s Cannes. Having been on the Croisette beforehand with Our Children (Un Certain Regard – 2012) and with Private Lessons showing in the Directors’ Fortnight (2008), Lafosse could follow the Dardennes’ lead for Belgium film representation in Cannes.

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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