Director Emmanuel Marre is embarking on his first feature-length adventure with Carpe Diem, the shoot for which kicked off since mid-February. He has enlisted the services of French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos (who was in the Palme d’Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Colour, and was seen more recently in Racer and the JailbirdSibyl and Back Home), who will breathe life into his heroine, 26-year-old Cassandre, an air hostess working for a low-cost airline. She lives one day at a time and parties after each flight with not a care for tomorrow. For her Tinder handle, she’s chosen Carpe Diem because she sees herself reflected in her company’s motto: “The world won’t wait.”

The feature is being shot in two tranches – a month of principal photography in Wallonia and Lanzarote up until mid-March, and then a month of additional filming in Belgium, Lanzarote, Paris and Dubai in June. Flanking Adèle Exarchopoulos are Alexandre Perrier, who is also co-producing the movie, and young Belgian actress Mara Taquin, who appeared recently in The Specials and who will grace screens soon in La Ruche by Christophe Hermans, in addition to various non-professional actors.

The film is being produced in Belgium by Benoît Roland for Wrong Men, which we have to thank for the recent title Lola by Laurent Micheli, and which is working on the upcoming movies by Rachel Lang (Mon Légionnaire) and Leos Carax (Annette). It is being co-produced in France by Kidam. Carpe Diem will be sold overseas by Charades, while Cinéart will distribute it in Belgium and Condor will do likewise in France.

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