His desire to bring characters to life, his way of directing his actors, his meeting with an idol… Edouard Baer presents “Adieu Paris”, his new production.
Five years after Ouvert la nuit, here is Adieu Paris, the fourth production by Edouard Baer announced with a festive teaser during the second confinement. For the occasion, the actor and director brings together a four-star cast (Isabelle Nanty, Pierre Arditi, Gérard Depardieu, François Damiens…) around a Benoît Poelvoorde who falls from a height the day he imagines himself integrated into a band of artists he admires.
“They say you should never meet the people you admired too much, because you are disappointed”, Edouard Baer tells us when we ask him about the part of experience that the screenplay, co-written with Marcia Romano (L’Événement, Suprêmes), may contain. Imitation in the key, he returns with us to his first call made to Jean Rochefort, as well as to the spirit he was trying to find with this film, which is more melancholy than it seems.
Interview by Maximilien Pierrette in Paris on January 12, 2022 – Camera: Constance Mathews & Julien Ceugnart – Editing: Arthur Tourneret
“Adieu Paris” has been in theaters since January 26: