Magazine article Variety

Gaumont, Fontaine Team for 'Pure'

Magazine article Variety

Gaumont, Fontaine Team for 'Pure'

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GAUMONT IS RE-TEAMING with French director Anne Fontaine on "Pure as Snow," an erotic comedy inspired by the Brothers Grimm's tale of Snow White starring Isabelle Huppert and Lou de Laâge.

"Pure as Snow" is produced by Eric and Nicolas Altmayer's Mandarin Cinema and Philippe Carcassonne's Cine @, and also stars Benoit Poelvoorde, Vincent Macaigne, Charles Berling, Jonathan Cohen, Damien Bonnard and Pablo Pauly.

De Laâge stars as Claire, a beautiful young woman who works at her late father's hotel that is now managed by her evil stepmother Maud (Huppert). Claire unwittingly sparks uncontrollable jealousy in Maud, whose young lover has fallen in love with Claire. Maud decides to get rid of Claire, who finds shelter in a farm where she's allowed to break free from her strict upbringing through encounters with seven "princes."

"Anne Fontaine modernized this tale and gave it a light-hearted, erotic and refined tone," said Cecile Gaget, head of international co-production and distribution at Gaumont. …

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