Berlin-based gross sales company M-Appeal has launched the trailer (under) for Swiss director Maxime Rappaz’s debut characteristic “Let Me Go,” which can open the Cannes ACID sidebar on Wednesday.
Set in a distant city within the Swiss mountains, the movie options French actress Jeanne Balibar within the lead function. She performs the character of Claudine, a mom who has devoted her life to taking good care of her son, sacrificing her personal wants and wishes. An surprising love affair causes Claudine’s rigorously managed world to unravel, “reviving in her an intense thirst for freedom and, at the same time, a painful questioning about her future,” Rappaz says.
M-Appeal, who’re celebrating their fifteenth birthday this yr, are representing a Cannes ACID title for the second yr in a row, following the success of “99 Moons” final yr.
Maren Kroymann, managing director of M-Appeal, says: “Both films, although very different, center on female desire, which goes against normative expectations.”
“Let Me Go” is produced by Swiss firm GoldenEggProduction, and is co-produced by France’s Paraíso Production and Belgium’s Fox the Fox Productions.
The movie has been bought to Alamode for distribution in Germany and Austria, and shall be launched by Frenetic in Switzerland, by Eurozoom in France.
The producers are Gabriela Bussman and Yan Decoppet. The cinematographer is Benoit Dervaux, the editor is Caroline Detournay, and the composer is Antoine Bodson.
It is supported by France’s CNC, Switzerland’s Office Federal de la Culture, Cinéforom and Swiss Television.
An everyday on the Croisette and a well known determine of French cinema, Balibar gained the César Best Actress prize for her lead function in Cannes Un Certain Regard title “Barbara,” directed by Mathieu Amalric (2017). She was on the Cannes Competition Jury in 2008, and has starred in award-winning movies together with “Cold War,” “Les Misérables” and “Memoria.” She starred within the HBO TV sequence “Irma Vep,” her third collaboration with Olivier Assayas following his 1998 movie “Last August, Early September” (for which Balibar gained the Best Actress Award at San Sebastian Film Festival), and his 2004 Cannes Competition title “Clean.”