Magazine article Screen International

Gaumont Reunites with Guillaume Gallienne for 'Bright Weakness'

Magazine article Screen International

Gaumont Reunites with Guillaume Gallienne for 'Bright Weakness'

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Gaumont is kicking offsales on actor and director Guillaume Gallienne's new film Bright Weakness (Maryline) about the journey of a talented actress haunted by a difficult childhood.

Based on a true story, it stars Adeline D'Hermy as a beautiful but complex and fragile woman with an extraordinary presence on the big screen who loses herself in the process of becoming an actress.

Vanessa Paradis and Xavier Beauvois are also in the cast.

It is Gallienne's second feature after his debut film Me, Myself And Mum, which was a critical hit at Cannes Directors' Fortnight in 2014 and went on to gross $21m in France.

Gaumont is also rolling out Belle And Sebastien, Friends For Life - the third and final instalment in the family entertainment franchise following the adventures of a young boy called Sebastien and his mountain dog Belle.

In a sign of the success of the first two instalments, Gaumont has already secured pre-sales to Italy (Notorious), Switzerland (Pathé) and Poland (Monolith), and has deals to Benelux and Canada underway. …

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