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Riviera Revenge: Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani to Shine with “Reflets dans un diamant mort”

Riviera Revenge: Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani to Shine with “Reflets dans un diamant mort”

Described as a giallo film version of Death in Venice, Belgium filmmaker tandem of Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani will be moving into production on their next feature next April. As they work on putting the possible final touches on Darling (an animated film set in 1960s NYC and revolving around art and vengeance), the pair will return to live action for Reflets dans un diamant mort. So we’re logically looking at a release in 2024. Belgium’s Kozak Films and France’s Tobina Films are producing. We imagine casting announcements will be made during the Berlinale.

This tells the tale of John D, a septuagenarian living in a luxury hotel on the Côte d’Azur. He is intrigued by his roommate who reminds him of the craziest hours of the Riviera during the 1960s. At that time, he was a spy in a growing world full of promise. One day, this neighbor mysteriously disappears… and brings John face to face with his demons again: are his adversaries of yesteryear back to sow chaos in his idyllic world?

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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