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Larger Ecosystems: Valérie Donzelli Leads Virginie Efira and Melvil Poupaud to “L’amour et les forêts”

Larger Ecosystems: Valérie Donzelli Leads Virginie Efira and Melvil Poupaud to “L’amour et les forêts”

A lawyer and client pairing in Justine Triet’s In Bed with Victoria, Virginie Efira and Melvil Poupaud will team up as an admirer and author in Valérie Donzelli‘s sixth feature film. L’amour et les forêts is set to go into production this month in and around Paris. Rectangle Productions’ Edouard Weil, the production company behind most of Donzelli’s works, Gaspar Noé’s recent output and most recently the critically acclaimed Happening will produce. An adaption of Éric Reinhardt’s 2014 novel, in a nutshell this tells the story of the power of text and focuses on one woman’s survival the degradation at the hand’s of her former husband, and her eventual emancipation.

Donzelli’s directorial debut Queen of Hearts (2009) was a Locarno selection and her 2011 sophomore film Declaration of War was selected for the Critics’ Week in Cannes. 2012’s Hand in Hand went to the Rome Film Festival, while her 2015 title Marguerite and Julien competed for the Palme d’Or in Cannes. 2019’s Notre Dame saw the filmmaker return to Locarno. This could easily be a return trip for the filmmaker in Cannes 2023.

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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