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Suck Your Blood: Antonin Peretjatko Lands Laure Calamy & Vimala Pons for “Vade retro”

Suck Your Blood: Antonin Peretjatko Lands Laure Calamy & Vimala Pons for “Vade retro”

French filmmaker Antonin Peretjatko is set to sink his teeth into his fourth feature film and he lassoed some alumni for Vade retro (formerly known as Le vampire du soleil levant). Laure Calamy will topline with players William Lebghil and Vimala Pons in the mix. Lebghil was in Peretjatko’s sophomore feature and Pons was in his first pair of films including his debut The Rendez-Vous of Déjà-Vu (a Directors’ Fortnight selection back in 2013). Vade retro landed some early CNC support three years back. Comme des cinémas’ Masa Sawada (Kôji Fukada Love Life) is producing the project which will move into production in September.

The film will centre on a vampire, afraid of women and of blood, sent to Japan and tasked to return with a wife, so as to ensure the continuation of the family lineage. To assert himself, he will have to fight against the dogmas and traditions of vampires. In this world of violence, he finds his salvation thanks to poetry…

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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