Clearly Stéphanie Di Giusto is inspired by real women trailblazers of sorts from a certain epoque. After setting up her directorial debut with Soko and the 1880s, she is now setting up shop on her sophomore project with two thesps that are coming off a great Cannes Film Festival with raves for their performances in Les amandiers (Forever Young) and Pacification. Nadia Tereszkiewicz and Benoît Magimel will topline Di Giusto’s La Rosalie. Production will begin in the fall in the region of Brittany for what we believe is a set in the 19th century and inspired by Clémentine Delait – known as France’s bearded lady. Sandrine Le Coustumer co-wrote the project which is being produced by Trésor Films.
The music video and commercials director (sample her work here) saw her 2016 debut premiere in the Un Certain Regard section. La danseuse (nominated for a half dozen Cesar award) starred Soko, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Thierry, Lily-Rose Depp, François Damiens, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Amanda Plummer, and Denis Ménochet.