Tuesday, September 25, 2018

FRENCH MONDAY: 'MIA AND THE WHITE LION' ENCHANTING TEASER WITH LANGLEY KIRKWOOD, MELANIE LAURENT! FRANCE SELECTS WW2 MARGUERITE DURAS BIOPIC 'MEMOIR OF WAR' FOR OSCARS

  'MIA AND THE WHITE LION'
LOVELY FIRST TEASER IS HERE!
The movie is out this December in France
Two French trailers for you this cold Monday at the start of Autumn. First up, a teaser for South Africa set MIA AND THE WHITE LION from French director Gilles de Maistre! The shooting of the movie lasted for three years so that the actors could bond with the animals that are the stars of the film.

MIA AND THE WHITE LION
 out in France this December, sees little Daniah De Villiers playing Mia, an 11 year old girl who develops a relationship out of the common with Charlie, a young lion White born at her parents feline rearing
Director's wife wrote the script after their visit to a lion breeding farm
South African farm. Over the course of three years, they will grow up together and form a  friendship. When Mia reaches the age of 14 and Charlie has become a magnificent adult lion, she discovers the unbearable truth: her
Langley Kirkwood and Melanie Laurent play Mia's parents
father decided to sell the lion to trophy hunters. Desperate, Mia has no other choice than to flee with Charlie in order to save him. Langley Kirkwood and Melanie Laurent also star.



   'MEMOIR OF WAR'
MARGUERITE DURAS BIOPIC!
France has selected their candidate for next year's foreign language movie Oscars: MEMOIR OF WAR  set  in June 1944, France is still under the
Memoirs of War will represent France at the Oscars
German occupation. The writer and communist Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife Marguerite Duras (Melanie Thierry), writer and resistant, is torn by the anguish of not having news of her and her secret affair with her comrade Dyonis. She meets a French agent working at the Gestapo, Pierre Rabier, and, ready to do anything to find her husband, puts himself to the test of an ambiguous relationship with this troubled man, only to be able to help him. The end of the war and the return of the camps announce to Marguerite Duras the beginning of an unbearable wait, a slow and silent agony in the midst of the chaos of the Liberation of Paris. 

10 comments:

  1. Both films look incredible. I am especially looking forward to Mia and the White Lion. 3 years in the making, I am sure the cast and animals had a beautiful bond by the end of filming.

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    1. don't know how the little actress parted from the lion who grew up with her for those three years.

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    2. Hopefully, she is still able to visit and spend time with him. It would be a shame if not.

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    3. maybe, but I'm guessing it ain't easy travelling down to South Africa just to visit a lion :)

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    4. Where there's a will, there's a way. She did it for 3 years before filming, it would be a pity for the lion to wonder why his friend abandoned him.

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    5. my cat probably would not give a damn if I'd disappear lol

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    6. I bet he would, at the first sign din dins was not coming.

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    7. he certainly couldn't count on my mother to feed him... she forgets to do it even the few times during the year when I'm out all day away from the city.

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  2. Mia and the White Lion looks like a touching film.

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