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Philippe Claudel Finds ‘Love’ A Second Time Around

Philippe Claudel’s change in disciplines (he went from novelist to filmmaker) was extremely well-received if you consider the number of international film festival awards and film critic prizes that I’ve Loved You So Long racked up. Looks like we won’t have to wait too long for Claudel’s sophomore project.

Philippe Claudel’s change in disciplines (he went from novelist to filmmaker) was extremely well-received if you consider the number of international film festival awards and film critic prizes that I’ve Loved You So Long racked up. Looks like we won’t have to wait too long for Claudel’s sophomore project. Screen Daily reports that his next project will be set in Strasbourg, and works as a dramedy centering on a widowed music teacher. Euro actor Stefano Accorsi plays the lead in Silence d’Amour (Silence of Love). Filming begins in May, and could be ready for Berlin 2011 – the lieu where I’ve Loved You So Long won three awards. UGC YM’s Yves Marmion who produced Claudel’s debut, with produce once again with TF1 Intl. holding foreign sales rights. Sony Pictures Classics released ILYSL and might want to keep tabs on this project.

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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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