I didn’t get to see Djinn Carrenard’s acclaimed feature film debut Donoma when it screened here in NYC, but thankfully Monique Williams did, and she absolutle loved it, which is encouraging!
I hope I get to see it before his next film debuts, which I just learned began principal photography this morning; titled Faire l’amour (or Making Love), his sophomore effort will see the filmmaker starring as well as directing, alongside Emma Nicolai and Laurette Lalande, from a screenplay he wrote.
Synopsis for Faire l’amour courtesy of our friends at Cineurope:
Oussmane is a musician losing his hearing in a loveless relationship with Laure, an air hostess desperately trying to get pregnant. Kahina is a young woman doing time in a prison somewhere in Ile de France who gets leave for a week to spend Christmas with her four-year-old daughter. Oussmane and Kahina will fall in love during this week on leave, clinging on to each other with the passion of their instinct to survive. Kahina can’t see her daughter, Kahina falls in love, Kahina has to return to prison.
Hmmm… and even though I haven’t seen his first film, Donoma, I can picture what this will look, sound and feel like, based on the little I’ve seen of Donoma anyway.
The film is co-produced by Arte France Cinéma and Pathé Films, who be responsible for its international sales as well.
Shooting is expected to take about nine weeks in Paris.
And I’m definitely curious…