this famous filmmaker who inspired the director to write the film

this famous filmmaker who inspired the director to write the film

For writing the film Whoever loves me follow me ! broadcast this Monday, January 9 on France 3, the director José Alcala was inspired by a famous French filmmaker at the origin of many comedies.

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France 3 broadcasts this Monday, January 9 the film Whoever loves me follow me ! (2019) by director José Alcala with Daniel Auteuil, Catherine Frot and Bernard Le Coq. This comedy invites us to follow thehe adventures of two retirees, Gilbert (Daniel Auteuil) and Simone (Catherine Frot), who live in the south of France in the Hérault. Questioned by our colleagues fromAllocinatedCatherine Frot qualified Whoever loves me follow me ! of “feel good movie” releasing “a real humanism, but without being nice, which is a small tour de force”, while his partner Daniel Auteuil described the film as “a romantic comedy about people who don’t give in”.

Whoever loves me follow me !a nod to the film The Baker’s Wife by the famous Marcel Pagnol

For this film, José Alcala took an interest in “a generation which had invented, in 68, ideals of freedom and fraternity, and which had something formidable to transmit. But the relay was not done, partly because of them moreover. Today “Today they are held responsible for all the consumerist excesses, but they mourn their lost illusions, trying, despite everything, to cling to them”, he confided to our colleagues fromAllocated. Beyond that, the director was inspired by a famous filmmaker and writer for the making of his film, a certain Marcel Pagnol. He even recognizes similarities with The Baker’s Wife (1938) qualifying certain points: “In my film, it’s not a baker running after his wife, it’s a mechanic!”

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Whoever loves me follow me !, the second film by José Alcala and Catherine Frot

For the filming of the film, José Alcala had the pleasure of meeting Catherine Frot after Radiance in 2011. The latter worked on her character for a year. “Catherine is a cerebral, a builder, admits the director to Allociné. She likes to accumulate the things in her and let them go when shooting. And the least we can say is that they form a perfect duo with Daniel Auteuil, without forgetting Bernard Le Coq of course!

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