Festival de Cannes - 2020
Daphné, three months pregnant, is on vacation in the French countryside with her boyfriend François. He must absent himself to work and she finds herself alone to welcome Maxime, her boyfriend François’ cousin she has never met. François had to leave in a hurry for Paris to cover for a sick colleague. For four days, while waiting for his return, Daphne and Maxime get to know each other and share very intimate stories that bring them closer…
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Direction & Screenplay
Film enthusiast originally from Marseille, Emmanuel Mouret moved to Paris where he joined FEMIS (direction department). The prestigious film school, from which he graduated in 1998, allowed him to sign a handful of short films, as well as a medium-length film, Promène-toi donc tout nu !, his graduation film which benefited from a release in theaters in 1999. He plays, alongside Marie Gillain, the hero of his first feature film, Laissons Lucie faire (2000). Mouret will have to wait four years before directing his next film, Vénus et Fleur, a portrait of two young girls in search of a soul mate, a nonchalant comedy presented in Cannes as part of the Directors' Fortnight.
His film Mademoiselle de Joncquières, adapted from a story by Diderot, is his first costume film, played by Édouard Baer and Cécile de France. The film became a public and critical success. In 2020, he directed Les choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait which is part of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival official selection.
Les choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait
Frédéric Niedermayer, Moby Dick Films
Camélia Jordana, Niels Schneider, Vincent Macaigne, Émilie Dequenne, Jenna Thiam