Box 2 Et Demain Paula

A little comment on Et demain Paula
 
My first movie, the one who will always be engraved in my memory.
 
To interpret such a character was risky and magnificent.
 
It was my second collaboration with Michaël Perrotta (director of « Le Bébé d’Elsa”) who made one of his most beautiful films.
 
The fact that you were so many to watch this movie, gave me the energy and courage to go for the other ones.
 
The exclusive pictures are on the DVD. I hope that you will like them as I have chosen them very carefully.
 
A big thank you to Roberto Battistini for this very beautiful glance and to his camera which I.. finally!!! succeeded in forgetting as it has no Blimp... ;o))
 
A big thank you to the pigeons of Paris (see cover of DVD) which were very cooperative.. and thank you Dominique Treibert for feeding them... ;o))
 
Corinne Touzet
 
 
Summary
 
Paula has chosen to become a homeless person. She fled the society, the comfort and the luxury to find refuge in anonymity of the street. She accepted dirt, hunger, destitution and danger to flee a life and reality which had become despicable to her. Two years ago, Paula was a brilliant lawyer with a promising career lying ahead of her. She was idealistic and sincere and worked for a fair justice for everybody. She sacrificed everything for this utopian idea until the day that, following one of her brilliant defense speeches, a murderer is set free and kills two children two days later. That day, she suddenly collapsed. Today Paula is a wreck; she carries the marks of her internal suffering, intensified by the harshness of life in the street. She cynically turns down those who want to help her. Loneliness is the only presence she tolerates.
 
Serge is a generous man, devoted to those who are excluded from society. Meeting him, arouses Paula’s hatred, indifference and contempt for others. But pure material needs will force her to stay close to him for a couple of days. This is how she meets Léo. He is seven and suffers from severe anxiety attacks which make him withdraw into himself and live in a world of silence and isolation. His disorder is intensified by the distress of his family, who is about to be expelled and his fear for the DDASS centre to which he risks to be sent.
 
Beyond their respective silences, Léo is irresistibly attracted by Paula. Even the fact that she pushes him away and rebuffs him, does not change anything. The young woman has something fascinating over her and he feels safe with her. In order to communicate with her, he breaks out of his silence and gradually a strange sort of relationship starts between them. Fighting against herself, Paula will be moved by the fate of this child. At the same time she hates him for feeling the way she does, feelings that have become too painful for her. Léo will destabilize her precarious balance, which will invalidate her hatred for others and push her towards the limits of her contradictions. To what extent doesn’t she believe anymore in what she used to be? To what extent is her faith in justice dead? Serge and Léo will be able to break through her indifference and bring her back, albeit for a moment, to living…her part of humanity.
 
 
All the pictures of the shooting are an exclusive bonus on the DVD. That’s why there aren’t any on this page.
 
Thank you for your understanding.
 
Corinne Touzet 

Box 2 La vie au grand air

A little comment on La vie au grand air
 
This was my first collaboration with Sophie Baren and Nicole Jamet.
 
Meeting them was important as we made three movies together.
 
Who says it rains in Brittany?
 
We had one month of sunshine!
 
Beautiful pictures from ’Ile de Groix ‘, which is a little paradise as you can see.
 
Go to Brittany and discover all those islands... it’s beautiful...
 
France is a magnificent country.
 
Corinne Touzet
 
 
Summary
 
On a little island in Brittany, Juliette Lacombe (Corinne Touzet) manages « la Claire », an oyster-farm which is a family legacy, with her two employees, Eric and “Le Muet”. Bernard Kerouac, (Christophe Malavoy) together with his colleague Stéphane , comes to negotiate the take-over of this oyster-farm in view of transforming it into a thalasso centre.
 
Although her financial situation is precarious and her banker refuses to help her, Juliette refuses categorically to sell « La Claire » to Bernard. She has the support of her mother, Claire Lacombe (Micheline Presle), who is the mayor of the village and the somewhat ambiguous support of Jules, an old inhabitant of the isle. The confrontation between Bernard and Juliette is rough and moves from blackmail to seduction and gradually to mutual attraction. Juliette and Bernard fall in love with each other.
 
One evening, Jules disturbs a moment of intimacy between Bernard and Juliette. When Bernard has left, Jules tells Juliette that Bernard is her brother…
 
Stunned for a moment by this news, the fight between them starts again, each of them not moving away from their position; but how will their mutual desire keep them on the right track...?