Although he died over thirty years ago, Francois Truffaut will still have something of a presence at the Cannes Film Festival this year. A film that the iconic director nearly made in the early ’70s from a screenplay by Jean Guault, was dusted off and rewritten by director Valérie Donzelli and actor Jérémie Elkaim and is screening in Competition during the festival–check out our coverage here–as “Marguerite & Julien.” While it’ll be some time before we see the film stateside, in an effort to build up buzz for its French release later this fall, the first (non-English) trailer from the film has been released, via Telerama.
Described as “a contemporary fairytale,” Donzelli’s film follows the son and daughter of an aristocrat who fall in love with each other and are persecuted by society. Even if you aren’t fluent in French – join the club – the trailer still is worth a look as the cinematography looks gorgeous and worth the price of admission whenever it does end up opening stateside.
Watch the trailer for “Marguerite & Juilen” below and keep an eye out for our review just as soon as we see it. “Marguerite & Julien” opens in France on September 30th.