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Summer Awakening: Aïssatou Diallo Sagna Returns to Corsini and “Le retour”

Summer Awakening: Aïssatou Diallo Sagna Returns to Corsini and “Le retour”

Back in July, we learned that Catherine Corsini was moving on to her next feature and now we’ve learned that she plucked a key member from the hospital emergency staff from her last film La fracture (The Divide) (read review) for this new production set to begin production this fall. Aïssatou Diallo Sagna will not topline Le retour, however, she’ll likely play a key supporting role (matriarch of the wealthy couple?). We can expect two more key youth roles to be announced. Sagna debuted her acting career with Corsini and had a recent supporting role in Yolande Moreau’s Même au milieu des ruines.

This is about Jessica, a bright girl from a disadvantaged background, who will start Political Science programme in Paris in September. Before that, she’ll spend her summer holidays in Corsica to look after the children of a wealthy couple. She discovers a world where she does not really belong. Gaïa, the eldest of the family, immerses her in this incandescent summer by making her live her first real love story.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, 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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