Catherine Deneuve will play Bernadette Chirac

Catherine Deneuve

And at his side, it will be Denis Podalydès in the role of Jacques Chirac for the film La Tortue.

Recovering from his health problems, Catherine Deneuve, the iconic French actress, will soon be back on the big screen. In 2021, she played a mother desperate for her son’s cancer in In his lifetimeofEmmanuelle Bercotwho offered the César for best actor to Benoit Magimel. Back this year on a more political side, she will play Bernadette Chirac, the former First Lady of France, reveals Gala. She will be with Denis Podalydes in the role of the late President of the Republic. This new film, inspired by real events, is directed by the young Lea Domenach (Young and Golri) and screenwriter Clemence Dargent (UFO(s)). The filming of The turtle will begin at the end of April and the project should arrive as early as 2023 in cinemas.

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