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All Guts No Glory: Céleste Brunnquel, Renier, Edoardo Pesce & Matt Dilon Join Jessica Palud’s “Maria”

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.

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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