Cannes 2011: Les Bien-aimés/The Beloved by Christophe Honoré
Ok, here’s the information that comes from the organizers of the upcoming Festival de Cannes! The Festival has announced that Christophe Honoré’s upcoming project, titled Les Bien-aimés, or if you prefer – The Beloved, will be the official closing film, playing on Sunday, May 22nd.
For all of you who forgot, The Cannes Film Festival starts on May 11th, so let’s start with a little The Beloved chat.
At the beginning, here’s the synopsis part: “The story begins in the 60s as Madeleine (Sagnier) leaves Paris to meet her new husband, Jaromil, in Prague. As Soviet tanks roll into the city in 1968, the couple is separated.
Decades later, the 90s, and Madeleine, now played by Deneuve, sees her daughter (Mastroianni, Deneuve’s real-life daughter), fall for a man in London – but her love goes unrequited. Honoré’s stated that he intends to contrast the 60s, those years of love and revolution and sexual liberation, with the 90s, an era shot through with the ominous threat of AIDS and an overall fear of commitment.”
Movie stars Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier, Milos Forman, Goldy Notay, Kenneth Collard, Gavin Brocker and Paul Schneider.
The Why Not Productions pretension will be sole during a marketplace by Celluloid Dreams.
As usual, we’ll keep an eye on any new information, so make sure you stay tuned as well!
Until then, check out the musical clip from The Beloved which features Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni (real-life mother-and-daughter) at a train station singing ‘Une fille légère.’
The Beloved Clip