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Climate Changed: Aude Léa Rapin Begins “Planet B” with Exarchopoulos & Souheila Yacoub

Climate Changed: Aude Léa Rapin Begins “Planet B” with Exarchopoulos & Souheila Yacoub

Introduced at the Berlinale’s EFM, production on Aude Léa Rapin‘s sophomore feature has officially begun with Adele Exarchopoulos and Souheila Yacoub toplining what is coined as a female-driven science-fi thriller. Produced by Les Films du Bal, Planète B will be shot in both French and English with a cast that is rounded out by Souleymane Touré, India Hair, Jonathan Couzinié, Paul Beaurepaire, Léo Chalié and Grace Seri. Filming will last until May in Grenoble and Lyon, France.

The film follows Julia Bombarth (Exarchopoulos), one of the activists who mysteriously disappeared after participating in a violent protest. After being shot in the eye by a flash-ball gun, Julia fainted and woke up in an unknown world, known as Planet B.

Our Nicholas Bell reviewed Rapin’s Directors’ Fortnight 2019 feature debut – Heroes Don’t Die

The end result is a rather odd duck, mixing perspectives and paralleling dualities of life and death, love and friendship, war and peace, imaginary and reality. More an essay on commemoration than an emotional reclamation of unfulfilled lives cut short, Rapin explores the difficulty in interpreting a present divorced from the distant ghosts of the past or the unforeseeable inevitability of the future.”

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury 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 was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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