HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Adele Exarchopoulos, part of the Blue is the Warmest Color trio of director Abdellatif Kechiche and co-star Lea Seydoux that won an historical joint Palme d’Or last year, will turn heads and likely conjure press interest on her return to the Croisette with her turn in Que Vive, directed by Marianne Tardideu.
The movie, set to unspool as one of nine titles in this year’s L’Acid, an unofficial sidebar of movies which is run in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. The sidebar mostly focuses on French films, and aims to give them an international stage when all the world’s film press is in town, as well as secure international distribution.
Reda Kateb (Zero Dark Thirty) also stars alongside Exarchopoulos in Tardideu’s family drama.
Other films set to unspool in the sidebar include new features by Petr Vaclav, whose movie Marian won the Silver Leopard in Locarno in 1996 and Aurelia Georges whose The Walking Man played San Sebastian Film Festival in 2007.
Vaclav will hit the Croisette with Cesta Ven, a drama about a couple of young gypsies trying to out down roots while Georges brings La Fille et Le Fleuve about love, life and death to Cannes.
The indie organization has been growing its Cannes program in recent years with the help of French organizations the National Cinema Center (CNC) and the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers (SACD). The edgy sidebar, which last year played host to Justin Triet’s Age of Panic (La Bataille De Solferino) and 2 Autumns, 3 Winters, directed by Sebastien Betbeder, will also feature Brooklyn, by Pascal Tessaud, a guerilla-style street movie starring real-life rapper KT Gorique set in the rough Parisian suburb of Saint Denis. Two documentaries will also be screened, Claudine Bories and Patrice Chagnard’s Les Regles du Jeu about young adults looking for work in the new economy and Ioanis Nuget’s Spartacus & Cassandra about two gypsy children who are adopted and struggling in their new lives.
With thanks to the lovely Ivonne for some of her donations, I have updated the gallery with scans of Adéle in various publications including Numéro Homme, ELLE France and Vogue Paris.
With huge thanks to my lovely friend Lora, I’ve updated the gallery with some additional photoshoots of Adèle taken this year. She photographs so well!
I have added a photo of Adèle featured in the latest issue of TANK magazine to the gallery. In addition, you can read her interview with the publication by clicking here–hopefully that Judd Apatow wish comes true for her!