All Guts No Glory: Céleste Brunnquel, Renier, Edoardo Pesce & Matt Dilon Join Jessica Palud’s “Maria”
Anamaria Vartolomei (who broke out big in Audrey Diwan’s Happening) will be surrounded by the likes of Céleste Brunnquell (who’ll be seen in Critics’ Week Closing Film La Fille de son père by Erwan Le Duc), Jérémie Renier, Edoardo Pesce, Matt Dillon and Marie Gillain in Jessica Palud‘s highly anticipated sophomore feature Maria. At this point we have no idea how much screen time the likes of Bardot, Brando and Bertolucci might take up in the film but the above mentioned players might fill up those shoes. This is of course the troubling, tormented true life story of actress Maria Schneider who paid a huge price for her fame. Production begins directly after Cannes and will last until June in Paris. The filmmaker recently posted a rehearsals update on her socials:
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Based on Vanessa Schneider’s book, this takes place in 1969. Maria is free and wild. Breathtakingly beautiful. She is no longer a child, not yet an adult, when she ignites the film of a young and promising Italian director’s film, a camera of sex and violence, alongside an American star. She becomes famous. She was not prepared for anything, neither for glory nor for scandal…
Worth pointing out is that Palud was an assistant director for Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers.