To Quiberon (Morbihan), since 2019, the Le Paradis cinema provokes heart-stopping weekends. A way to forge a link with the artists, to meet around the 7e art. On the move, with the film team, the director of Rennes origin, Stéphane Brizé, and the journalist Jean-Pierre Lavoignat, author of a recent book on the creative love at first sight between Claude Sautet and Romy Schneider (editions of La Martiniere).
“Our desire is to share with the spectator. We offer heritage films, films accessible to all. Creating a link, in these post-Covid periods, makes sense. »
For this fifth edition, the initiators of the weekend have drawn a common thread around the intimate. So much, it is true, that it is a vector common to the different works on offer. Either it’s about My pal, document dealing with Alzheimer’s with Elie Semoun’s father and family, whether it is fiction reflecting Gad Elmaleh’s desire to convert to Catholicism, we are on land where we do not expect necessarily these artists.
Morbihan, land of filming for Stéphane Brizé
For those who do not know the passionate history of the Amandiers theater school, created by Patrice Chéreau, it is possible to see a preview of the film by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi.
And to extend with Karine Silla-Perez’s documentary, which is more than a “making-of”, but a film on the making of a work with the support of archive photos. At his side, the actor Vincent Pérez, a former student of the Ecole des Amandiers and a privileged witness of this period: “After each shoot, after each piece directed by Patrice Chéreau, we left really transformed, we had acquired new colors. We had to find together how to play such and such a scene. It was up to us to find the link between opposing ideas,” he testifies.
Suffice to say that the exchanges are abundant. A way to feed the cinematographic passion that has found a home here, in Quiberon. “It is a very inspiring place, submits Stéphane Brizé, a visual shock, astonishing with beauty that changes all the time. There is a melancholy of a seaside town, in this autumn period, suspended, out of time. »
Stéphane Brizé will shoot his next film in Morbihan from March. On the bill, Guillaume Canet and Alba Rohrwacher. © West-France
For his next shoot, the director will set up his cameras, from March, in Morbihan where he is doing more location scouting. “The natural and interior decorations take an important place there. » In front of the camera, we will find Guillaume Canet, “to laughing sadness”, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, and a number of non-professional actors. The casting is in progress.
This Saturday November 12, at 5 p.m., screening of almond trees ; at 8:30 p.m., From Almond Trees to Almond Treesin the presence of director Karine Silla and actor Vincent Pérez. Sunday, November 13, at 2:45 p.m., preview of the film Stay a bit, by Gad Elmaleh. The public will be able to exchange in video with him at the end of the projection. At 5.30 p.m., return to the cinema of Agnès Varda, through the projection Agnès’ beaches. Meeting with Stéphane Brizé and Jean-Pierre Lavoignat.