So it looks like Christophe Honoré’s latest, “Les Biens-Aimes,” is closing the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
With the sort of French film that seems made for Cannes, Honoré is back at the fest with another musical.
It stars Catherine Deneuve alongside many of the same actors seen in Honoré’s previous Cannes entry “Love Songs” (Les Chansons d’amour), namely Chiara Mastroianni, Ludivine Sagnier and Louis Garrel. Curiously rounding out the cast are director Milos Forman and American Paul Schneider. The film was produced by Pascal Caucheteux from Why Not productions.
In the words of a synposis that circulated yesterday, “From Paris in the sixties to 21st-century London, Madeleine and her daughter Vera waltz in and out of the
lives of the men they love. But not every era allows us to love blithely and lightheartedly. How are we to resist the sands of time that attack our most heartfelt sentiments?”
I’ll surely be at the film’s first screening on Saturday morning, May 21st in France.