French director Xavier Giannoli tackled a monument, “La Comédie humaine” by Honoré de Balzac, with “Illusions Perdues”. The film carried by an XXL cast, is revealed in a first trailer following its presentation in Venice.
Xavier Gianolli touches de Balzac
Adapt The Human Comedy by Honoré de Balzac, this is the latest challenge for Xavier Giannoli. This is obviously not the whole with which he confronted since we are talking about a pretty baby who weighs dozens of books. He focused on the novel Lost Illusions to make an eponymous film. No major reinvention of the work, a priori, the scenario taking up the main lines of the original text. It is about Lucien de Rubempré, a 19th century poet who would like to make himself known. However, this desire is difficult to satisfy in his native province and by working in the family printing house. Direction the Capital to try your luck and try to break through. However, once in Paris, our hero will realize that he must bathe in a universe where the rules are not easy to understand.
A prestigious casting for Lost Illusions
Presented in Venice recently, Lost Illusions made a good impression with festival-goers, even if he left empty-handed at the time of the awards ceremony. This does not prevent us from waiting for the film with a certain impatience. First of all because this ambitious project, in costumes, seems to want to impress us. Then, because its cast stacks the stars known to us. In the main role, we find Benjamin Voisin, seen not so long ago in Summer 85. By his side, we will see Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Gérard Depardieu, Xavier Dolan, Jeanne Balibar, André Marcon and Jean-François Stévenin give him the answer. A prestigious casting that we are waiting for October 20 in our rooms.
On the sidelines of the preview in Venice, a trailer has been revealed. Unsurprisingly, this preview is pretty much what we expected. It’s loose and visually slick, with famous actors in every way. Lost Illusions seems to have captured the essence of the work of the famous author by filming this high Parisian society sure of its principles, little inclined to change and where the inter-self reigns.