Renowned French director, Katell Quillerv, is set to present her new film, 'Le Temps d'aimer', at the prestigious 76th Festival de Cannes in May 2023. This comes seven years after her highly lauded adaptation of Maylis de Kerangal's novel 'Rparer les vivants'. The film will be screened out of competition.
Exploring Post-War Love and Societal Judgment
'Le Temps d'aimer' is a heart-wrenching romantic drama, which explores the life of a couple over a span of twenty years. The narrative unfolds in the aftermath of World War II, revolving around Madeleine, who bears a son to a German soldier. The film has been praised for its authentic portrayal of post-war France and the compelling performances by lead actors, Anaïs Demoustier and Vincent Lacoste. It masterfully encapsulates the burden of secrets and the intricacies of love amidst societal scrutiny, with its release slated for November 29.
The Personal and the Artistic Merge
In an intimate interview, Quillerv divulges that the inspiration for the film emerged from a family secret about her grandmother's past. Described as a beautiful romantic drama, the film delves into themes of love, time, and societal taboos. Quillerv underscores the significance of time in her work, both in the realm of life and cinema. The discussion offers a glimpse into the director's personal connection to the narrative and her innovative approach to filmmaking.
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