Communiqué du 28 juillet 2020
NICOLE GARCIA’S 'LOVERS' IN OFFICIAL COMPETITION AT VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The world premiere of the film Lovers, produced by Les Films Pelléas, will be presented at the Venice International Film Festival scheduled for 2 - 12 September 2020. The jury of the festival will be presided over by actress Cate Blanchett. The movie’s worldwide distributor, France tv distribution, is delighted about this selection: not only is the Venice Film Festival one of the most significant film events of the year, it’s also one of the first to go ahead as planned in the wake of the pandemic.
'We are extremely proud to help represent Nicole Garcia’s latest feature, Lovers, at the Venice Film Festival – one of the most prestigious movie festivals in the world' states Catherine Bernard, COO of France tv distribution. 'We’re especially honored to be presenting it alongside the Les Films Pelléas team, celebrating our first partnership.'
Philippe Martin, producer at Les Films Pelléas, is proud to be taking part in the festival with Nicole Garcia: 'This selection is a wonderful opportunity for her to be a part of the Venice International Film Festival once more. Nicole’s previous involvement includes the screening of Place Vendôme, for which Catherine Deneuve won Best Actress, and her presence on the jury two years ago. It’s also a chance for us to partner up with France tv distribution to sell one of our films internationally.'
Lovers by Nicole Garcia - ©Roger Arpajou
Starring Stacy Martin, Pierre Niney and Benoît Magimel, this nail-biting thriller revolves around a love triangle: Lisa (Stacy Martin) and Simon (Pierre Niney) are in love. They lead the urban, nocturnal life of young people their age in today's Paris. After an evening takes a bad turn and puts him in danger, Simon abruptly leaves France. Lisa waits in vain for news from him. A few years later, on an island in the Indian Ocean, their paths cross again...
After enjoying the success of From the Land of the Moon, selected at Cannes in 2016, this is Nicole Garcia’s 9th feature as a director. It’s also her second time working with Benoît Magimel (the first being Charlie Says, in 2005).
France tv distribution will also distribute the film on VOD and DVD.
Lovers fact sheet
Directed by Nicole Garcia
Screenplay by Nicole Garcia and Jacques Fieschi
Cast: Stacy Martin, Pierre Niney and Benoît Magimel
Production: Les Films Pelléas
Producers: Philippe Martin and David Thion
Coproduction: France 3 Cinéma and Mars Films
About France tv distribution
France tv distribution works with producers and licensors to maximise revenues from their programmes across all media platforms encompassing video, VOD and music publishing, merchandising, magazine and book publishing, plus French and international distribution and fund-raising.
Since January 2017, France tv distribution has gone hand in hand with distributing films abroad. As a major player on the distribution of rights in France and in foreign markets, this new activity of trading feature films is added to its savoir-faire.