Magazine article Screen International

Indie Sales Launches Sales on Masset-Depasse's 'Mothers' Instinct' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Indie Sales Launches Sales on Masset-Depasse's 'Mothers' Instinct' (Exclusive)

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First image of Veerle Baetens in role of mother who believes former best-friend wants to harm her child.

Veerle Baetens in ‘Mothers’ Instinct’

Paris-based sales company Indie Sales has added Belgian director Olivier Masset-Depasse’s upcoming psychological thriller Mothers’ Instinct (Duelles) to its Toronto slate.

Set in a well-heeled suburb in Belgium in the early 1960s, the film is based on Belgian writer Barbara Abel’s novel Derriere La Haine, which translates as ‘behind the hatred’.

Veerle Baetens and Anne Coesens co-star as next-door neighbours Alice and Celine whose fusional relationship is cemented by the friendship of their two young sons. The first image of Baetens in the film is above.

This relationship turns destructive when Celine’s son dies in a tragic accident. Celine blames Alice for the death. Alice, the character of The Broken Circle Breakdown star Baetens, becomes convinced Celine wants to harm her son.

A cat and mouse psychological battle is set in motion but it is not clear who is the real threat. …

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