Curzon acquired the British and Irish rights to Emmanuel Carrère’s French drama Between Two worlds, with Juliette Binoche, who will open this week the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.
Curzon has reached an agreement with France TV Distribution, which handles international sales, and plans to release the film in theaters.
In the film, Binoche plays Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, who moves to the north of France to search for a new book on the subject of precarious working conditions. Without revealing her true identity, she is hired as a housekeeper, works with a group of other women, and experiences the financial instability and social invisibility of the “gig economy”.
The feature film is loosely based on the successful non-fiction work of Florence Aubenas The Quai de Ouistreham and marks the return of French author and filmmaker Carrère to directing for the first time since The moustache, premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2005.
Between two worlds is produced by Olivier Delbosc at Curiosa Films in France and David Gauquié and Julien Deris at Ciné France Studios. Mars Films will be released in France in November. The film was originally slated for release in 2020 but delayed due to the pandemic.
He will open the non-competitive parallel section of Cannes on Wednesday July 7th.