Philippe Falardeau Gets Pre-Wedding Jitters for “Mille secrets mille dangers”
After moving into television with the Berlinale preemed “Le temps des framboises,” the Quebecois filmmaker who moonlights between English and French language productions will adapt something that is home-based. Philippe Falardeau returns to features with what is a Montreal-based book adaptation of a 2021 novel by Alain Farah. Falardeau is set to adapt and direct Mille secrets mille dangers for what we imagine might be a 2023 shoot.
Micro_scope’s Luc Déry and Kim McCraw will once again team with Falardeau to produce as well as Farah and Le Quartanier. This becomes Falardeau’s ninth feature film — his last feature My Salinger Year (read review) was also selected for the Berlinale – as the fest’s opener. This latest project touches upon the subjects of immigration, religion, substance use, disease and what we leg down to the next generation.
Alain marries Virginie in the crypt of the Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal Oratory. It looks like it will be the happiest day of his life – of their life. Everyone is there, the parents of the bride, the great friend, the parents of the narrator – Lebanese from Egypt who immigrated to Quebec thirty years ago, divorced for twenty, who have not spoken to each other for ten. But, as the celebration approaches, Alain is worse than ever. Insomnia is back, anxiety and illness too.