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Spaced Out: Megan Northam Goes into Orbit for Jérémy Clapin’s “Pendant ce temps sur Terre”

Spaced Out: Megan Northam Goes into Orbit for Jérémy Clapin’s “Pendant ce temps sur Terre”

After making a name for himself for a rather inventive (animated) tale of young love and true yearning, I Lost My Body filmmaker Jérémy Clapin is getting a bit more “hands-on” with his sophomore feature. Cineuropa reports that production has already began on Pendant ce temps sur Terre (which translates as meanwhile on earth) – with a cast comprised of Megan Northam, Sofia Lesaffre, Catherine Salée, Wim Willaert, Roman Williams. We had just reported on Megan Northam joining Mareike Engelhardt’s Rabia – which the actress will shoot next. Filming takes place in France, and Belgium. One World Films’ Marc du Pontavice is producing.

This revolves around an “absent” hero: an astronaut lost in the emptiness of space. He was the nation’s son, loved and admired by all. But he’s primarily always on the mind of his little sister Elsa, who’s the real “fully present” heroine in this story. Elsa has lived her life and her childhood by proxy, sustaining herself off the dreams and ambitions of her older brother and hero. He was her point of reference and her daily inspiration. While he floats around, somewhere up there, in the ether, Elsa also drifts, right here on Earth.

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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